Napoléon III: Exposition Universelle 1855
Artist Albert Désiré Barre (French, 1818–1878)
Object Place: France
Diameter: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular medal of Napoléon III (1808-1873), president of France, for the Exposition Universelle of 1855. Stamped on edge “ARGENT”.
Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon III looking to proper left; inscribed under bust and at edge.
Reverse: Various flags and other ornament commemorating the Exposition Universelle of 1855; inscribed on central emblem.
Obverse: Inscribed under bust "ALBERT BARRE" and at edge "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR".
Reverse: Inscribed on central emblem "EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE. AGRICULTURE. INDUSTRI. BEAUX ARTS." and "PARIS 1855".
Stamped on edge "ARGENT".
By 1993, David and Constance Yates (New York); 1993, gift of David and Constance Yates to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 22, 1993)
Gift of David and Constance Yates