French Sculpture Census

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LEGASTELOIS, Jules-Prosper
Paris 1855 - ? 1931

Capitaine Georges Guynemer 1894 1917
Capitaine Georges Guynemer 1894 1917

World War I
bronze

medal
2 1/16 x 1/8
obverse:
around circumference: CAPITAINE GEORGES GUYNEMER
at left and right of the portrait: 1894-1917
signed at lower: J.P. LEGASTELOIS
reverse:
36me CITATION / A L'ORDRE DE L'ARMEE / DU CAPITAINE GUYNEMER GEORGES / HEROS LEGENDAIRE TOMBE EN PLEIN CIEL DE GLOIRE / APRES TROIS ANS DE LUTTE ARDENTE RESTERA LE PLUS PUR / SYMBOLE DES QUALITES DE LA RACE, TENACITE INDOMPTABLE / ENERGIE, FAROUCHE COURAGE SUBLIME ANIME DE LA FOI LA / PLUS INEBRANLABLE DANS LA VICTOIRE ; IL LEGUE AU SOLDAT / FRANCAIS UN SOUVENIR IMPERISSABLE QUI EXALTERA L'ESPRIT / DE SACRIFICE ET LES PLUS NOBLES EMULATIONS.

Acc. No. : SC 1974:3-4
Credit Line : Gift of Susan E. Lyman, class of 1929

Northampton, Massachusetts, Smith College Museum of Art

www.smith.edu/artmuseum

Provenance

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

Bibliography

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