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Plaque - Salut au Soleil, Georges Dupré, France, 1899 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20828

Summary:
Art medal titled 'Salut au Soleil' designed by Georges Dupré in 1897-1898. Minted at the Paris Mint it was awarded as a third-class medal at the1899 Salon.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 64 mm (Height), 50 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: 50*64

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Tagged with: art medals, art nouveau
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Art
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Series: Art
DateEra: circa 1900 AD
Obverse Description: An old man and child kneel by the sea shore watching the sun set
Reverse Description: Empty sea shore with thistles at left and right; above four birds fly over the poem "QUAND TOUT CHANGE POUR TOI / LA NATURE EST LA MEME / ET LE MEME SOLEIL / SE LEVE SUR TES JOURS" form the poem Le vallon by Alphonse de Lamartine
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Rectangle
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France
Mint: Paris (Mint)
Artist: Georges Dupré
References: http://www.charlesriley.co.uk/foreignmedals.htm
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Nicolas Maier, French Medalllic Art 1870-1940, Nicolas Maier, Munich, 2010, 238-242 Pages

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