Medal

late 19th century (made)
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Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Medal, cast bronze, for a Municipal School of Drawing. The obverse depicts a female figure seated at an easel drawing from a cast of one of the Parthenon sculptures. On the reverse it is inscribed with ÉCOLE MUNICIPALE DES ARTS DU DESSIN. A branch of laurel hung with implements of painting and sculpture.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Cast bronze
Brief Description
Medal, female figure drawing, Municipal School of Drawing, France, Frederic Charles Victor de Vernon, late 19th century
Physical Description
Medal, cast bronze, for a Municipal School of Drawing. By Frédéric Charles Vernon. The obverse shows a female figure seated at an easel drawing from a cast of one of Parthenon sculptures. Rev.: ÉCOLE MUNICIPALE DES ARTS DU DESSIN. A branch of laurel hung with implements of paintings and sculpture. Signed F.VERNON, and with monogram.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 3.5in
Marks and Inscriptions
Rev. inscribed ÉCOLE MUNICIPALE DES ARTS DU DESSIN.
Object history
Bought for £3. 10s. 2d.
Subjects depicted
Summary
Medal, cast bronze, for a Municipal School of Drawing. The obverse depicts a female figure seated at an easel drawing from a cast of one of the Parthenon sculptures. On the reverse it is inscribed with ÉCOLE MUNICIPALE DES ARTS DU DESSIN. A branch of laurel hung with implements of painting and sculpture.
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.176
Collection
Accession Number
1018-1901

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record createdMay 27, 2009
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