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Medal - Coronation of Napoleon, Paris
  • Coronation of Napoleon, Paris
    Jeuffroy, Romain-Vincent, born 1749 - died 1826
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Coronation of Napoleon, Paris

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1804 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jeuffroy, Romain-Vincent, born 1749 - died 1826 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze, struck

  • Credit Line:

    Given by James W. Fleming FRCSE

  • Museum number:

    1944-1877

  • Gallery location:

    Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery, case DR13

This medal is from a ‘medallic history’ recording Napoleon’s greatest exploits. It copies an earlier medallic history of Louis XIV and so invites favourable comparisons between the two rulers. Napoleon is supported by figures representing the Senate and the people. Flanking them are an open book, with the word ‘Law’, and an ancient ploughshare. The legend in French, reads: ‘The senate and the people’; in the exergue ‘DENON DIR. JEUFFROY F.’

Physical description

Medal, bronze, round. Obv. profile head of 'Napoléon Empereur'. Rev. the Emperor standing on a shield supported by a senator and an armed civilian, and the legend 'Le Senat et le Peuple. An. XIII.'

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1804 (made)

Artist/maker

Jeuffroy, Romain-Vincent, born 1749 - died 1826 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze, struck

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.56 in

Object history note

Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming, F.R.C.S.E., Surgeon-Major 4th R.I.D Guards.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, France (Paris), by Romain-Vincent Jeuffroy, 1804

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

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired in the Year 1877, London, 1877. p.182

Trusted, M (ed.), The Making of Sculpture. The materials and techniques of European Sculpture, London, V & A Publications, 2007, p. 87, pl. 143
Trusted, Marjorie (ed.) The Making of Sculpture. The materials and techniques of European Sculpture. London, 2007, p. 87, pl. 143.

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Struck

Categories

Coins & Medals; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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