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ANDRIEU, Jean-Bertrand

Bordeaux, Gironde 1761 - Paris 1822

DEPAULIS, Alexis Joseph

Paris 1790 - Paris 1867

Obverse by ANDRIEU, reverse by DEPAULIS.

Maker: Monnaie de Paris

Napoléon Empereur / Fondation de l'orphelinat de la Légion d'honneur, 1810

Napoleon Emperor / The Founding of the Orphanage of the Legion of Honor, 1810

1810

gilt bronze struck

medal and plaquette

Dimensions (HxWxD): diam. 1 58 in.

obverse:
around circumference: NAPOLEON EMP. ET ROI.
signed: ANDRIEU F.; DENON DIRt
reverse:
in exergue: ORPHELINES DE LA LEGION / D'HONNEUR [Orphan girls of the Legion of Honor] MDCCCX
signed: DENON D.; DEPAULIS F.

Acc. No.: 85.2.21

Credit Line: Gift of Hon. Levi P. Morton, 1885

Photo credit: www.metmuseum.org, May 2019

© Artist:


Provenance

  • The medals in this collection were struck for the Metropolitan Museum of Art at the Paris Mint at the request of the donor, formerly U.S. Minister to France.
  • 1885, Gift of Hon. Levi P. Morton

Bibliography

  • Museum's website (April 29th, 2019)