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BRENET, Nicolas Guy Antoine

Paris 1773 - Paris 1846

AUGUSTE, Henri

Paris 1759 - Jamaïca or Port-au-Prince, Haiti 1816

Obverse by BRENET, reverse by AUGUSTE.

Maker: Monnaie de Paris

La mort du général Desaix, 1800

Death of General Desaix, 1800

1800

gilt bronze struck

medal and plaquette

Dimensions (HxWxD): diam. 2 in.

obverse:
surrounding bust within wreath: L[oui]s CH[arles] ANT[oin]e DESAIX NE A AYAT EN AOUT 1768
below bust: BATAILLE DE MARENGO. / 25 PRAIRIAL AN 8.
signed on tranche: BRENET
reverse:
in field: LE GÉNÉRAL DESAIX / EST BLESSÉ A MORT : / ALLEZ DIRE AU PREMIER CONSUL / QUE J'EMPORTE LE REGRET / DE N'AVOIR PAS FAIT ASSEZ / POUR VIVRE / DANS LA POSTÉRITÉ.
signed: H[enri]. AUGUSTE

Acc. No.: 85.2.53

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 (May 2nd, 2019)