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Medal - Albert King of the Belgians

Albert King of the Belgians

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Belgium (made)

  • Date:

    1914 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Theunis, Pierre, born 1883 - died 1950 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.90-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal depicting King Albert of Belgium, is made by Pierre Theunis, in Belgium in 1914.
Theunis (1885-1950) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, where he studied under the sculptor Thomas Jules Vincotte (1850-1925) professor at the academies in both Antwerp and Brussels. Following his studies he worked as a sculptor of figurative and allegorical works in bronze and marble. He was additionally working in relief producing commemorative medals.

Physical description

Obverse: Left facing profile of King of Belgium. Inscribed.
Reverse: Right facing roaring lion standing on flag. Inscribed.

Place of Origin

Belgium (made)

Date

1914 (made)

Artist/maker

Theunis, Pierre, born 1883 - died 1950 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'ALBERT ROI DES BELGES' [and] 'DESMETH'
obverse

'LIEGE WAELHEM NIEUPORT' [signed] 'P. THEUNIS' [and beneath] 'RONSON Co. EDIT'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.5 cm

Object history note

Given by Professor J. Hull Grundy and Mrs. Ann Hull Grundy, in 1980.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Albert King of the Belgians, by Pierre Theunis, Belgium, 1914

Subjects depicted

Lion

Categories

Coins & Medals; Sculpture; Royalty

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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