Medal By Charles Degeorge

Bought this for FETCHr…

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1887 MEMORIAL BRONZE MEDAL BY CHARLES DEGEORGE 1837-1888  1st GRAND PRIX DE ROME in 1866.
FINE ARTS SCHOOL PUPILS MEMORY, NATION’S WAR DEAD – 1870-1871 (obverse)
MEMORIAL SCULPTORS with a bust of Henri Regnault: CHAPU & DEGEORGE  (reverse)

Charles Jean Marie Degeorge (1837–1888) was a French sculptor, pupil of Duret, Flandrin et Jouffroy whose best-known work, La jeunesse d’Aristote (The Youth of Aristotle 1875) depicts the philosopher as a semi-nude teenage boy sitting in a large chair, looking bored as he studies a scroll. The statue is currently in the Musée d’Orsay. Degeorge also sculpted a bust of Henri Regnault which was incorporated into Regnault’s monument at the École des Beaux Arts, Paris.


Diameter:
   
3532in  (80mm)        Weight:  9.291162oz  (263.4 grammes)Edge marks: CORNUCOPIA + BRONZE                 BEAUTIFUL MEDAL!!

POST INTRO-UPDATES : 2015Sept23

The medal arrived at the studio. Came back from site and saw an envelope on my desk. Felt heavy when I held it in my hand.

Impressive medal, the third that I have added since I started the collection. A few more on its way and probably more to come, if they continue to impress me.

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