French Sculpture Census

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PILLET, Charles
Paris 1869 - ? 1960

Maker: Monnaie de Paris

Verdun On ne passe pas MCMXVI / A la gloire des héros de Verdun MCMXVI
Verdun On ne passe pas MCMXVI / A la gloire des héros de Verdun MCMXVI

1916-1919
bronze

medal
diam. 2 11/16
obverse:
at right on field : Ch. Pillet
VERDUN. / ON.NE.PASSE.PAS. / MCMXVI.
reverse:
around circumferences of three medals:
GENERAL PETAIN
GENERAL NIVELLE
GENERAL.DE.CURIERES.DE.CASTELNAU.
at center: .A. / .LA.GLOIRE. / .DES.HEROS.DE / .VERDUN. / .MCMXVI.
signed at lower left: CP
edge, lower center: BRONZE

Acc. No. : 1935.19C
Credit Line : Gift of Alan R. Hawley

New York, New York, New-York Historical Society

www.nyhistory.org

Provenance

  • 1935, Gift of Alan R. Hawley

Bibliography

  • Museum's website (accessed June 28, 2017)

Related Works

Verdun, You Don't Go Through, Blérancourt, musée franco-américain du château de Blérancourt, MNB53.C.28-2.

Comment



Museum's website (accessed June 28, 2017):
Description:
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting two allegorical female figures representing Belgium and France, holding sword, flag, and laurel branches, with city view in background; crowned eagle bearing sword at lower left with shields containing seals of France and Belgium at right; inscription at lower right: "VERDUN./ON.NE.PASSE.PAS/.MCMXVI.".
Reverse depicts bust portrais of General Petain, General Nivelle, and General de Curieres de Castelnac within round medallions, labelled respectively and enclosed by laurel wreath adorned with military decorations; inscription at center: ".A./.LA.GLOIRE./.DES.HEROS.DE./.VERDUN./MCMXVI".