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Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Barré, Albert Désiré, born 1818 - died 1878 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    535-1899

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal is a prize for the first class from the Universal Exhibition of Agriculture, Industry and Art held in Paris in 1855. The obverse depicts the Emperor Napoleon III together with the arms of the French Empire with two sceptres and a mantle behind, surmounted by the crown and surrounded by branches of palm and olive and with the collar and the star of the Legion of Honour, surrounded by twenty shields of the arms of States. At the bottom there is a blank cartouche and the medal is stamped on the edge with the word 'Cuivre'.

Physical description

Medal, bronze, struck from a die; 'médaille de 1re classe.' Obv.: NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR. Bust to right. Signed ALBERT BARRE. Rev.: EXPOSITION. UNIVERSELLE. AGRICULTURE INDUSTRIE. BEAUX- ARTS. APRIS. 1855. The arms of the French Empire with two sceptres and a mantle behind, all surmounted by the crown and surrounded by branches of palm and olive and with the collar and star of the Legion of Honour, surrounded by twenty shields of the arms of States. At the bottom there is a blank cartouche and the medal is stamped on the edge with the word 'Cuivre.'

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1855 (made)

Artist/maker

Barré, Albert Désiré, born 1818 - died 1878 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.375 in

Object history note

Transferred from Stores Division.

Descriptive line

Medal, Napoleon III / Paris International Exhibition of 1855, struck bronze, by Albert Désiré Barré, French, 19th century, 1855

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1899. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1903. pp.89

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Olive branch; Sceptre; Palm branch; Shields; Crown

Categories

Medallions

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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