French Sculpture Census

photo credit : Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
artist © : public domain

ROTY, Louis Oscar
Paris 1846 - Paris 1911

Centenaire de la Banque de France, 1800-1900 (face), Personnifications de la Confiance et de l'Industrie dans un paysage (revers)
Centennial of the Bank of France, 1800-1900 (obverse), Personifications of Trust and Industry in a Landscape (reverse)

1900
silver

medal and plaquette
diam. 2 3/4
obverse:
around circumference: .CENTENAIRE.DE LA.BANQUE.DE FRANCE.1800.1900
on truncation: O.Roty
on edge below truncation: ARGENT

Acc. No. : 2004.49.1.a, b
Credit Line : Gift of David and Constance Yates

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, The National Gallery of Art

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Provenance

  • Purchased by David and Constance Yates, New York, Lenox Hill Station
  • 2004, Gift of David and Constance Yates to the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 4 August 2011
  • 2009 Parshall
    Peter Parshall, et al. The Darker Side of Light: Arts of Privacy, 1850-1900. Exh. cat., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago. Washington, D.C., 2009, p. 147, 148 fig. 10.

Comment



Curatorial file in National Gallery of Art, Washington, 4 August 2011:
The centenary of the Banque de France in 1900, for example, was marked by a medallion showing an androgynous heroine clothed in fantasy armor. (Nicholas Penny, Sculpture and Privacy, p. 131)