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Medal

1890 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silver, struck
Brief Description
Medal, Inauguration of the National school of Industrial Arts, Roubaix, silver, by Jules-Clément Chaplain, French, 19th century, 1890.
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.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 2.6875in
Object history
Bought for £2. 7s. 6d.
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
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
Collection
Accession Number
1014-1901

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