May 28, 2014

Medal of Claude Joseph Rouget de L'Isle (1760-1836) (obverse)

Medal of Claude Joseph Rouget de L'Isle (1760-1836) (obverse)

1911

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sculptor

Alfred Borrel

(French, 1836-1927)

Bronze

Overall: 5.8 x 0.5 cm (2 5/16 x 3/16 in.)

Gift of Lawrence Hitchcock 1919.899.a

Location

Did you know?

Claude Joseph Rouget de L'Isle composed the French national anthem, La Marseillaises, in 1792 in Strasbourg after France had declared war on Austria.

Description

The French sculptor and medalist Alfred Borrel (1836-1927) created this portrait medal to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Rouget de L'Isle's death in 1836, the same year in which the sculptor was born.

See also
Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork
Medium: 
Bronze

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