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Medal

Medal

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1880-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mouchon, Louis Eugène, born 1840 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silvered copper

  • Museum number:

    844&A-1900

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

These silvered copper medals depict Joan of Arc. An inscription on the obverse states 'Before the battle' and shows her as an equestrian armed figure with her hands clasped in prayer, with a castle in the background. On the reverse there are branches of palm, laurel and lilies bound together with the inscription, 'To the unending glory of Joan of Arc, the Heroic and Martyred Virgin, the angel of the French nation.' The obverse and reverse sides of the medal were executed separately using a process of electro-deposit.

Physical description

Medal, silvered copper, obverse and reverse executed separately by the electro-deposit process. Obv.: AVANT LA BATAILLE. Equestrian armed figure of Jeanne d'Arc with hands clasped in prayer; a castle behind. Signed E. Mouchon. Rev.: A LA GLORIE IMPÉRISSABLE DE JEANNE DARC, LA VIERGE HÉROÏQVE ET MARTYRE, L'ANGE DE LA PATRIE FRANCAISE. Branches of palm and laurel and lilies bound together.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1880-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Mouchon, Louis Eugène, born 1840 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silvered copper

Marks and inscriptions

Obv.: AVANT LA BATAILLE. Signed E. Mouchon.

Rev.: A LA GLORIE IMPÉRISSABLE DE JEANNE DARC, LA VIERGE HÉROÏQVE ET MARTYRE, L'ANGE DE LA PATRIE FRANCAISE.

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.1875 in

Object history note

Bought for £4. 17s. 9d.

Descriptive line

Joan of Arc, silvered copper (electrotype), by Louis Eugène Mouchon, French, 19th century, about 1880-1900.

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.129

Materials

Copper

Techniques

Silvered

Subjects depicted

Castle

Categories

Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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