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Project for an Award Medal for the Fifth Venice Biennale in 1903, 1903

  • engraving (printing process), gilding (technique), bronze
  • 117.5 mm
  • Inv. 1911-DB-1

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In 1903, Venice hosted the fifth major International Fine Arts Exhibition. The city set up a competition for the engraving of a gold prize medal. It had to be 40 mm in diameter and the obverse had to depict an allegorical representation of Venice's glorious art past as well as the text "Ve Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia. 1903". On the reverse, the obligatory text "Gran Premio della Città di Venezia" was provided as well as a free space for the engraving of the laureate's name. This plaque in bronze (with separate reverse, see 1911-DB-2) is Stephan Schwartz's design. The front shows a bust of a young woman wearing Venetian headgear. In her hand she holds a globe on which is a figurine of a winged woman holding a laurel wreath. The reverse shows a pancarte with a laurel branch to its left and right, and above it the winged lion of Venice with its paw on two tables.


Stefan Schwartz RKD
Nitra 1851 - Raabs an der Thaya 1924

Title Project for an Award Medal for the Fifth Venice Biennale in 1903
Date 1903
Period 20th century
Location France TGN
Medium and support engraving (printing process) AAT
gilding (technique) AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings title and date on the front side: V . ESPOSIZIONE INTERNAZIONALE D' ARTE DELLA CITTA DI VENEZIA 1903
signatures (names) below: ST SCHWARTZ
inscription and signature on the reverse: GRAN PREMIO / DELLA CITTA / DI VENEZIA ; /S.S.
Collection medals AAT
Object type award medal
Inventory number 1911-DB-1
Acquisition credit gift
Société Gantoise des Amis de la Médaille
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300055865 symbolism (artistic concept) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11H(MARK) Mark (Marcus) the evangelist, and bishop of Alexandria; possible attributes: book, (winged) lion, pen and inkhorn, scroll Iconclass
25F23(LION) beasts of prey, predatory animals: lion 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
43B8 collection, exhibition, show Iconclass
61E(VENICE) names of cities and villages (VENICE) 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. 53, nr. 98, cadre III (42/44))
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