National Industrial Arts School Foundation Medal
Possibly by Jules-Clément Chaplain (French, 1839–1909)
Diameter and weight: 69 mm (2 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; probably silver
Not On View
Circular medal for the foundation of the National Industrial Arts School.
Obverse: Nude young male seated at proper right drawing before a personification of Science (a classically dressed female) standing at proper left and holding a flower with a basket at her feet before buildings in background; inscribed at proper right and in exergue.
Reverse: Winged standing male at proper right, leaning on a shield and holding a branch in his right hand; inscribed at proper right and at proper left.
Obverse: Inscribed at proper right "J·C·CHAPLAIN" and in exergue "FERDD DUTEPT".
Reverse: Inscribed at proper right "J·C·CHAPLAIN" and at proper left "ÉCOLE/NATIONALE/DES ARTS/INDUSTRIELS/FONDEE·PAR·LE/GOUVERNEMENT/DE·LA REPUBLIQUE/FRANÇAISE/AVEC·LE·CONCOURS/DE·LA·VILLE/DE·ROUBAIX/INAUGUREE/LE·1er OCTOBRE/1890".
1930, bought by the MFA. (Accession Date: October 16, 1930)
Samuel Putnam Avery Fund