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Medal - La ville de Paris enseigne le dessin à ses enfants
  • La ville de Paris enseigne le dessin à ses enfants
    Bottée, Louis-Alexandre, born 1852 - died 1941
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La ville de Paris enseigne le dessin à ses enfants

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1895 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bottée, Louis-Alexandre, born 1852 - died 1941 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronzed copper

  • Museum number:

    197-1896

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This electrotype medal of bronzed copper depicts a female figure clad in flowing drapery, and wearing a mural crown teaching a boy and girl the art of drawing. Behind them there is a shield of arms of the city of Paris, and in the background is seen a view of the city itself. The legend reads LA VILLE DE PARIS ENSEIGNE LE DESSIN A SES ENFANTS. The medal is signed in the exergue 'Louis Bottée.'

Physical description

Electrotype Medal of bronzed copper; a female figure clad in flowing drapery, and wearing a mural crown, is teaching a boy and girl the art of drawing; behind her is a shield of arms of the city of Paris, and in the background is seen a view of the city itself. The legend reads LA VILLE DE PARIS ENSEIGNE LE DESSIN A SES ENFANTS. Signed in the exergue 'Louis Bottée.'

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1895 (made)

Artist/maker

Bottée, Louis-Alexandre, born 1852 - died 1941 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bronzed copper

Dimensions

Diameter: 4.6875 in

Object history note

Bought for £5. 19s. 3d.

Descriptive line

Medal, award medal of Paris drawing schools for boys and girls, cast bronzed copper, by Louis-Alexandre Bottée, French, 19th century, 1895.

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1896. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1900. pp.32
Vandenbrouck-Przybylski, Melanie, ' 'These should without delay be represented in our museum' Nineteenth- and twentieth-century French medals at the V&A', The Medal, No.61, Autumn 2012, pp.21-37, fig.5

Materials

Copper

Techniques

Bronzed

Subjects depicted

Crown; Girl; Shield; Boy; Female

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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