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Medal - Presentation of a Cradle by the City of Paris to Emperor Napoleon III and the Empress Eugénie
  • Presentation of a Cradle by the City of Paris to Emperor Napoleon III and the Empress Eugénie
    Cavalier, Jean
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Presentation of a Cradle by the City of Paris to Emperor Napoleon III and the Empress Eugénie

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1856 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cavalier, Jean (medallist)
    Galle, Vauthier (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze, struck

  • Credit Line:

    Given by M. le Préfet de la Seine

  • Museum number:

    721-1875

  • Gallery location:

    Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery, case DR14

This medal commemorates the occasion when the City of Paris presented a cradle to Emperor Napoleon III and the Empress Eugénie following the birth of their only son, the Prince Imperial. The reverse of the medal shows the child sleeping in the cradle on pillows supported by a Napoleonic eagle.
It is made by J. Cavalier and Vauthier Galle in 1856.

Physical description

Bronze medal commemorating the birth of the Prince Imperial. On the obverse, the Prince Imperial of France as an infant, supported by an eagle; above him are winged figures with branches and wreaths; on the reverse a representation of the cradle presented by the City of Paris to the Emperor Napoleon III and the Empress Eugénie. Dated 1856

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1856 (made)

Artist/maker

Cavalier, Jean (medallist)
Galle, Vauthier (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze, struck

Dimensions

Diameter: 7.62 cm

Object history note

Given by Monsieur le Préfet de la Seine in 1875.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, depicting the Prince Imperial of France as infant, by J. Cavalier and Vauthier Galle, France, 1856

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington, Acquired During the Year 1875, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., p. 55

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Eagles (birds); Wreaths (costume accessories)

Categories

Coins & Medals; Sculpture; Royalty

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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