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MAGNIADAS, Franky

active c. 1852-1872

Identification of artist by Laure de Margerie, May 2019.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

1866

bronze

medal and plaquette

Dimensions (HxWxD): diam. 3.2 x depth 0.3 in.

obverse:
around perimeter: DEDIÉ PAR LA DÉMOCRATIE FRANÇAISE À LINCOLN PRÉSIDENT DEUX FOIS ÉLU DES ÉTATS-UNIS
below bust (very small): FRANKY MAGNIADAS
reverse:
on tomb: LINCOLN L'HONNÊTE HOMME / ABOLIT L'ESCLAVAGE RÉTABLIT L'UNION / SAUVA LA RÉPUBLIQUE / SANS VOILER LA STATUE DE LA LIBERTÉ / IL FUT ASSASSINÉ LE 14 AVRIL / 1865
at bottom: LIBERTÉ - ÉGALITÉ - FRATERNITÉ
below tomb (in smaller text): FRANKY - MAGNIADAS

Acc. No.: 1995.646.04

Credit Line: New Hampshire Historical Society Collection

Photo credit: ph. courtesy New Hampshire Historical Society

© Artist:


Bibliography

  • Museum's website (accessed May 28, 2019)

Related works

  • Other copies:
    - Fort Wayne, Indiana, The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, acc. no. 71.2009.082.0706
    - Hartford, Connecticut, Wadsworth Atheneum, acc. no. 1920.1044, Gift of Samuel P. Avery Jr.
    - New York, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, bronze, acc. no. GLC08763: Profile of head of Lincoln with inscription: "Dédié par la démocratie française à Lincoln Président deux fois élu des Etats-Unis"; the reverse shows Lincoln's grave with a winged angel and two African Americans honoring him,
    - New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, bronze, acc.no. 07.60; same inscription as above on obverse; on reverse: LINCOLN L'HONNETE HOMME / ABOLIT L'ESCLAVAGE RETABLIT L'UNION / SAUVA LA REPUBLIQUE / SANS VOILER LA STATUE DE LA LIBERTE / IL FUT ASSASINE LE 14 AVRIL / 1865; (on tablet) VOTE; (in exergue, motto) - LIBERTE -- EGALITE -- FRATERNITE,
    - Washington, D.C., The Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, gold; medal commissioned in 1866 by a group of French republicans opposed to the regime of Napoleon III, illustrates how Abraham Lincoln and the emancipated slave became international figures of liberty after the Civil War.

Comment

  • Washington, D.C., The Library of Congress, Manuscript Division:
    Medal commissioned in 1866 by a group of French republicans opposed to the regime of Napoleon III, illustrates how Abraham Lincoln and the emancipated slave became international figures of liberty after the Civil War.
    Douglas Copeley, Collections Manager, New Hampshire Historical Society, June 2019:
    Bronze medals were struck from the original dies used to make the gold medal presented to Mary Todd Lincoln in 1866. Robert Todd Lincoln later presented her medal to the Library of Congress.