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Portrait of the Ganshof Brothers, 1906

  • silvering, Galvano Bronze
  • 100 x 90.5 mm
  • Inv. 1909-T

Public Domain

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This rectangular plaque shows on the front the paired busts of the three Ganshof children with their names. Their grandparents ordered this plaque from Godfried Devreese. Franz, the eldest, became Professor of History at Ghent University and Doctor of Letters and Philosophy. In World War I, he was an officer and, in 1919, one of the Belgian delegates to the peace talks. Afterwards, he became a lawyer at the Ghent Court of Appeal. He died on 26 July 1980. His brother Georg, was an officer in the 1st Regiment of Guides and a volunteer during the war. He died on 23 November 1973. Walter, the youngest, was a lawyer at the Court of Appeal in Brussels, magistrate at the Court of Cassation and judge ad hoc at the International Court in The Hague. The original plaster design of this plaque as well as a gold copy are still kept in the family.


Godfried Devreese RKD
Courtrai 1861 - Ixelles 1941

Janvier & Duval
workshop / studio

Title Portrait of the Ganshof Brothers
Date 1906
Period 20th century
Medium and support silvering AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings text: G/A/N/S/H/O/F
text bottom left: G.DEVREESE
Collection medals AAT
Object type portrait medal
plaques (flat objects) AAT
Inventory number 1909-T
Acquisition credit purchase
Devreese, Godfried
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IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/3787/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31D112 child Iconclass
31D11221 boy (child between toddler and youth) Iconclass
31D12 youth, young man, adolescent Iconclass
31D120 Youth, Adolescence, 'Iuventus'; 'Adolescenza', 'Gioventu' (Ripa) Iconclass
42G2221 brothers (second degree family relationships) Iconclass
61B2 historical persons Iconclass
61B2(FRANZ GANSHOF) historical person (FRANZ GANSHOF) Iconclass
61B2(GEORG GANSHOF) historical person (GEORG GANSHOF) Iconclass
61B2(WALTER GANSHOF) historical person (WALTER GANSHOF) Iconclass
Exposition Internationale de Bruxelles en 1910 : Salon international de la médaille contemporaine... : Groupe II: Beaux-Arts ; Classe 9B: Gravure en médailles (Bruxelles, Palais du Cinquantenaire, 01.05 - 15.11.1910) ; Catalogue / Victor Tourneur. - Bruxelles : Imprimerie A. Lesigne, 1910 (p. 61, nr. 114 (26))
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