French Sculpture Census

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PILLET, Charles
Paris 1869 - ? 1960

L'accueil du général Pershing par Foch et Clémenceau
General Pershing Being Welcomed by Foch and Clemenceau

1918
bronze

medal
2 3/4 x 1/8
obverse:
signed at lower right: CH. PILLET
reverse:
"THERE.IS.AT.THIS.TIME. / NO.OTHER.QUESTION.THAN / THAT.OF.FIGHTING. / INFANTRY-ARTILLERY-AVIATION- / ALL.THAT.WE.HAVE.ARE.YOURS. / TO.DISPOSE.OF.AS.YOU.WILL. / I.HAVE.COME.TO.SAY.THAT.THE.AMERICAN.PEOPLE. / WOULD.BE.PROUD.TO.BE.ENGAGED.IN.THE.GREATEST / .BATTLE.IN.HISTORY." / GENERAL.PERSHING'S / .WORDS.AT.THE.FRONT. / .MARCH.28.1918.

Acc. No. : SC 1974:3-29
Credit Line : Gift of Susan E. Lyman, class of 1929

Northampton, Massachusetts, Smith College Museum of Art

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Provenance

  • 1974, Gift of Susan E. Lyman, class of 1929

Bibliography

  • Collections Database, Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium (accessed March 9, 2017)