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Medal - Jean Jacques Rousseau

Jean Jacques Rousseau

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Switzerland (made)

  • Date:

    1878 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    289-1879

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal was struck to commemorate the centenary of Jean Jacques Rousseau's death (1712-1778). On the obverse side Rousseau is shown in profile while on the reverse there are the letters 'IHS' surrounded by flames and the inscription 'Centenaire de J J Rousseau'.

Physical description

Obv., profile bust portrait of Jean Jacques Rousseau. Rev., the letters I.H.S., surrounded by flames and the inscription 'Centenaire de J.J.Rousseau'.

Place of Origin

Switzerland (made)

Date

1878 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.47 cm

Object history note

Bought in 1878.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Centenary of Jean Jacques Rousseau's death, Swiss, 1878

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

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired in the Year 1879 London, 1880, p. 28

Materials

Bronze

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits; Death

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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