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Plaque Medal Portraying Albert Bartholomé, 1905

  • silver (metal)
  • 99.3 x 78.4 mm
  • Inv. 1911-CE-1

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The French painter Albert Bartholomé, depicted on this medal, lost his wife at a young age in 1887 and designed a moving funerary monument for her. From this point on, he devoted himself mainly to sculpture, especially to designing funerary monuments. He became best known in 1899, for the monumental work on Père-Lachaise in Paris, the 'Monument aux Morts', embedded in a hill. Engraver Henri Kautsch wanted to pay tribute to his friend's masterpiece with this plaque. On the front you will find Bartholomé's portrait and on the reverse of the plaque, the 'Monument aux Morts' was engraved.


Henry Kautsch RKD
Prague 1895 - Vienna 1943

Maison Wissaert
workshop / studio

Title Plaque Medal Portraying Albert Bartholomé
Date 1905
Period 20th century
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings title, year and signature at the front, top left: A . L' AMI . / . A . B a r t h o l o m é . / . SOUVENIR . AFFECTUEUX . / . h . K a u t s c h . / . 1905 .
Collection medals AAT
Object type plaques (flat objects) AAT
Inventory number 1911-CE-1
Acquisition credit gift
Société Gantoise des Amis de la Médaille
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D16 old man Iconclass
31F symbols and personifications of Death Iconclass
31F1 symbols of Death Iconclass
31F2 personifications of Death; 'Morte' (Ripa) Iconclass
42E43 churchyard, cemetery Iconclass
48C23 portrait, self-portrait of sculptor Iconclass
48C513 portrait, self-portrait of painter Iconclass
61B2 historical persons Iconclass
61B2(ALBERT BARTHOLOMÉ) historical person (ALBERT BARTHOLOMÉ) Iconclass
61E(PARIS) names of cities and villages (PARIS) Iconclass
61F(PÈRE LACHAISE) names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (PÈRE LACHAISE) 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 (p. 73, lijst 98, nr. 22-23)
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. 43, nr. 88 (1/2))
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