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Medallion - King Louis-Philippe and Queen Marie-Amélie visit the Paris Mint in 1833
  • King Louis-Philippe and Queen Marie-Amélie visit the Paris Mint in 1833
    Barre, Jean Jacques, born 1793 - died 1855
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King Louis-Philippe and Queen Marie-Amélie visit the Paris Mint in 1833

  • Object:

    Medallion

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1833 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Barre, Jean Jacques, born 1793 - died 1855 (modeller)
    Eck and Durand (founder)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast bronze

  • Museum number:

    2405-1844

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This one-sided medallion commemorates the visit of Louis Philippe and Queen Marie Amelie to the Mint in 1833.

Barré designed most of the French currency issued between 1830 and 1855 and executed medals commemorating most of the major events in France during this period. His medals were usually smaller and this example is an exceptional display piece with decorative and figurative motifs derived from French Renaissance styles, particularly the work of Jean Goujon, casts of whose works were being produced at this time.

Physical description

One-sided medallion, containing portrait of Louis Philippe and of Queen Marie Amélie, enriched with cartouche work.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1833 (made)

Artist/maker

Barre, Jean Jacques, born 1793 - died 1855 (modeller)
Eck and Durand (founder)

Materials and Techniques

Cast bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 cm, Depth: 1 cm

Object history note

This one-sided medallion commemorates the visit of Louis Philippe and Queen Marie Amelie to the Mint in 1833.

Historical significance: Barre designed most of the French currency issued between 1830 and 1855 and executed medals commemorating most of the major events in France during this period. His medals were usually smaller and this example is an exceptional display piece with decorative and figurative motifs derived from French Renaissance styles, particularly the work of Jean Goujon, casts of whose works were being produced at this time.

Descriptive line

Bronze medallion showing Louis Philippe and Queen Marie Amélie, designed and modelled by Jean Jacques Barré and cast by Eck and Durand, Paris 1833.

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

Forrer, L., Biographical Dictionary of Medallists..., London: Spink and Son, 1904, vol. 1, p.129
Baladda, Karine, 'Les Barre: graveurs généraux de la monnaie de Paris au XIXè siècle', The Medal, no. 30, Spring 1997, pp. 37-42 (pp. 40-42)
Jacquiot, Josèphe, Trois graveurs français, les Barre, Paris: Hôtel des Monnaies, 1949.
Catalogue général illustré des éditions de la Monnaie de Paris, vol. 2: De la 1ère à la 3ème République, p. 138, E.

Labels and date

Label for 'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900', Gallery 101, de-canted March 2017:

'26
Medallion
1833

Barré designed much of the French currency issued between 1830 and 1855, and also made medals commemorating major events. This one-sided medallion records the visti of King Louis-Philippe and Queen Marie-Amélie to the Paris mint in 1833. It is modelled with decorative and figurative motifs from the French Renaissance, many of them used by the sculptor Jean Goujon in the 16th century.

France, Paris; designed and modelled by Jean Jacques Barré; cast by Eck & Durand
Bronze

Museum no. 2405-1844'

[09/06/2017]

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Cast

Categories

Ph-survey; Coins & Medals; Portraits

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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