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The French Republic, 1891

  • bronze
  • 68.7 mm
  • Inv. 1909-OO

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The French medallist Daniel Dupuis, from Blois, left behind an impressive oeuvre of some 350 medals. He died in a dramatic way. His younger, nervous wife was obsessed with the idea of dying before her husband did and on 14 November 1899 she killed him in his sleep with a gunshot and then committed suicide with the same weapon. Posthumously, many more of Dupuis' designs were realised in medals. The museum in his hometown has an almost complete collection of his work. This medal, with Marianne on the obverse, was issued on the initiative of the Paris Mint in order to be sold to all kinds of associations and institutions, whereby an appropriate text could be engraved on the reverse.


Jean-Baptiste Daniel-Dupuis RKD
Blois 1849 - Paris 1899

Henri Alfred Dubois
Rome 1859 - 1943

Monnaie de Paris
workshop / studio

Title The French Republic
Date 1891
Period 19th century
Location France TGN
Paris TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription and signature at the front, along the edge: DANIEL DUPUIS
signatures (names) below: H. DUBOIS
Collection medals AAT
Object type commemorative medals AAT
Inventory number 1909-OO
Acquisition credit
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055865 symbolism (artistic concept) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31D120 Youth, Adolescence, 'Iuventus'; 'Adolescenza', 'Gioventu' (Ripa) Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
43A433 crowning with laurel Iconclass
44A51(MARIANNE) personifications of countries, nations, states, districts, etc. (MARIANNE) Iconclass
480 symbolic representations, allegories and emblems ~ art; 'Arte' (Ripa) Iconclass
61D(FRANCE) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (FRANCE) Iconclass
School / Style realism (artistic form of expression) AAT
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