French Sculpture Census

photo credit : ph. Clémence Faure, 2015
artist © : public domain

LEGASTELOIS, Jules-Prosper
Paris 1855 - ? 1931

Bataille de la Marne Septembre 1914
Battle of the Marne September 1914

1916
bronze

medal
D. 2 3/4

Acc. No. : 30.54.2
Credit Line : Gift of George D. Pratt

Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Minneapolis Institute of Art

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Provenance

  • 1930, Gift of George D. Pratt

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, November 3, 2015

Related Works

Other copy at Victoria and Albert Museum, London, inv. A.100-1920.

Comment



Website of Victoria and Albert Museum, London (accessed 26 January 2016):
This bronze medal was made by Jules Prosper Legastelois in France, 1916. This medal commemorates the Battle of the Marne and honours the three French architects of victory in the battle. Marshal Joffre was Chief of Staff of the French armies in 1914, and Marshals Maunoury and Gallieni were charged with the defence of Paris.