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

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, struck

  • Museum number:

    1014-1901

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This silver medal commemorates the inauguration of the French National School of Industrial Arts in Roubaix. The obverse depicts a female figure representing the weaving industry standing before a boy who draws from a flower held by her; at his feet a palette and in the background a view of the School of Industrial Arts at Roubaix. An inscription on the reverse commemorates the foundation of the school by the Government of Roubaix on 1st October 1890 and shows a winged youth holding a branch of olive and supporting a shield of the arms of the town.

Physical description

medal, silver, struck from a die. Inauguration of the National School of Industrial Arts, Roubaix. The obverse depicts a female figure representing the weaving industry standing befoore a boy who draws from a flower held by her; at his feet a palette and in the background a view of the School of Industrial Arts at Roubaix, and below the inscription FERDD DUTERT ARCHITECTE. Rev.: ÉCOLE NATIONALE DES ARTS INDUSTRIELS FONDÉE. PAR. LE GOUVERNEMENT DE. ROUBAIX INAUGURÉE LE. 1ER OCTOBRE 1890. A winged youth holding a branch of olive and supporting a shield of the arms of the town.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1890 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Silver, struck

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.6875 in

Object history note

Bought for £2. 7s. 6d.

Descriptive line

Medal, Inauguration of the National school of Industrial Arts, Roubaix, silver, by Jules-Clément Chaplain, French, 19th century, 1890.

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

List of Works of Art acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum during the Year 1901 arranged according to the Dates of Acquisition. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1904. pp.175

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Struck (metal-working)

Subjects depicted

Mallet; Palette; Female figure; Basket

Categories

Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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