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Medal - Versailles Peace Treaty
  • Versailles Peace Treaty
    Lancelot-Croce, Marcelle Renée
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Versailles Peace Treaty

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1919 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lancelot-Croce, Marcelle Renée (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.84-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal representing the event of the Versailles Peace Treaty of 1919 is made by Madame Marcelle Renée Lancelot-Croce, in 1919.
The medallist celebrates World Peace from a French, nationalistic viewpoint. It was commissioned by the French State in the immediate aftermath of the negotiations held at Versailles after the conclusion of the war. The Treaty of Versailles was signed formally on 28 June 1919 by representatives of 27 victorious powers in a two hundred page document.
The artist was a sculptor and medallist and a pupil of her father Emile Lancelot, Eugene Delaplanche, Chaplain and Ponscarme.

Physical description

Obverse: A standing female figure representing France, carries a standard while resting her right foot on a globe bearing the words PAX MUNDI and surrounded by laurel wreaths. Signed and dated.
Reverse: in the foreground a jubilant French cockerel crows amidst foliage on a balustrade. In the distance the sun rises illuminating the facade of the Palace of Versailles in its landscape setting with fountain and sculpture. Legend.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1919 (made)

Artist/maker

Lancelot-Croce, Marcelle Renée (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'PAX MUNDI' [signed] 'RM Lancelot Croce, 1919'
obverse

'VERSAILLES / 28 JVIN 1919'
reverse

'RMLC' [with R in reverse]
reverse, in exergue

incuse cornucopia of Paris Mint and 'BRONZE'
edge

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.93 cm

Object history note

Given by Professor J. Hull Grundy and Mrs. Ann Hull Grundy, in 1978.

Descriptive line

Versailles Peace Treaty, struck bronze, by Marcelle Renée Lancelot-Croce, French, 20th century, 1919

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

Forrer, L. Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, III, London, 1904, pp. 284-287

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Fountain; Female figure; Globe; Landscape; Cockerel; Sun; Laurel wreath

Categories

Sculpture; Coins & Medals; Politics

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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