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Claude Joseph Vernet

Circular medal of Claude Joseph Vernet (1714-1789), a French painter. Obverse: Profile bust of Claude Joseph Vernet looking to proper left; inscribed at edge and under bust. Reverse: Inscribed at edge and in wreath.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "JOPH VERNET NE A AVIGNON" and under bust "PETIT F".. Reverse: Inscribed at edge "JOSEPH VERNET.HORACE VERNET. CE NOM SEUL ILLUSTRERAIT TROIS VILLES." and in wreath "GALERIE VERNET/VOTÉE EN ÉTABLIE/AU MUSÉUM CALVET/PAR LE/CONSEIL MUNICIPAL/DE LA BONNE VILLE D'AVIGNON/LE 18 MARS 1826./---/LE BON. DE MONTFAUCON/MAIRE.".

Provenance

1930, bought by the MFA. (Accession Date: October 16, 1930)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

French, 1826

Accession Number

30.724

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals