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Plaquette
  • Plaquette
    Chaplain, Jules-Clément, born 1839 - died 1909
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Plaquette

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1893 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chaplain, Jules-Clément, born 1839 - died 1909 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast bronze

  • Museum number:

    832-1900

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This plaquette depicts Princesse Helene Bibesco, who ran a celebrated Parisian salon at the end of the nineteenth century. The reverse shows a flying youthful genius with a branch of laurel scattering flowers over a pianoforte upon which rests a book inscribed with the names of musicians.

Physical description

Plaquette, cast bronze. Obv.: PRINCESSE HELENE BIBESCO. Bust to right. Signed J.C. Chaplain 1893. Rev.: A flying youthful genius with a branch of laurel scattering flowers over a pianoforte upon which rests a book inscribed with the names of musicians.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1893 (made)

Artist/maker

Chaplain, Jules-Clément, born 1839 - died 1909 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Cast bronze

Marks and inscriptions

Obv.: PRINCESSE HELENE BIBESCO. Signed J.C. Chaplain 1893.

Dimensions

Height: 3.56 in, Width: 3.06 in

Object history note

Bought £7. 16s. 5d.

Descriptive line

Plaquette, Princess Helene Bibesco, struck bronze, by Jules-Clément Chaplain, French, 19th century, 1893.

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1900. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1903. pp.127
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.6

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Cast

Subjects depicted

Piano; Laurel; Book

Categories

Plaques & Plaquettes

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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