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Portrait of François-Auguste Gevaert, 1908

  • silver (metal)
  • 62.7 mm
  • Inv. 1909-RRR-1

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François Auguste Gevaert (1828-1908) built an impressive musical career. He studied at the Ghent Conservatory, where he obtained the first prize for piano in 1844. In 1847, Gevaert won the Belgian Prize of Rome. After touring Italy, Spain and Germany, he moved to Paris where he became choir director of the Grand Opéra. After the French War of 1870, he returned to Belgium and in 1871 became director of the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, where he remained active until his death in 1908. He was court chapel master and was elevated to the peerage. On the reverse side of this plaque, Charles Samuel depicted the funerary monument designed by Paul De Vigne for Mrs Gevaert. It is located in the city cemetery in Brussels. The laurel wreath and palm branch refer to Gevaert's great merits.


Charles Samuel RKD
Brussels 1862 - Cannes 1938

Paul De Vigne RKD VIAF Wikidata
Ghent 1843 - Brussels 1901

Fonson & Cie.
workshop / studio

Title Portrait of François-Auguste Gevaert
Date 1908
Period 20th century
Location Brussels TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription and signature below: CH.SAMUEL / F.A.GEVAERT / DIRECTEUR DU CONSERVATOIRE ROYAL / MAITRE DE CHAPELLE DU ROI
inscription and signature below: IN SALICIBVS / SVSPENDI / MVS / ORGANA / NOSTRA / PS 156 / V 2 CH SAMUEL / D'APRES / PAUL DE VIGNE
Collection medals AAT
Object type plaques (flat objects) AAT
Inventory number 1909-RRR-1
Acquisition credit purchase
Fonson & Cie.
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IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/8210/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300015637 portraits AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D16 old man Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
48C71 composer Iconclass
48C723 portrait of a musician Iconclass
61B2 historical persons Iconclass
Algemeene Wereldtentoonstelling te Gent in 1913 (Paleis der Schoone Kunsten, 1 mei - 1 november 1913) : Groep II. Schoone Kunsten ; Klasse 9b ; Gesneden Penningen (Salon van de medailles) / Victor Tourneur. - Brussel : Drukkerij (Oud Huis We Monnom), 1913 (lijst 98, nr. 22-23, p. 73)
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