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  • founding (metal or glass working), bronze
  • Inv. 1911-BA

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Swiss medallist Hans Frei engraved an allegory of spring on this bronze medal. He shows a female nude sitting in a garden. The young woman is looking at a flower she is holding in her left hand. In the background are a tree on the left and right.


Hans Frei RKD Wikidata
Basel 1868 - Riehen 1947

Title Spring
Period 20th century
Location Switzerland TGN
Medium and support founding (metal or glass working) AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signatures (names) below: HANS FREI
Collection medals AAT
Object type art medal
Inventory number 1911-BA
Acquisition credit gift
Société Gantoise des Amis de la Médaille
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/1911-BA
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/7723/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 23D42 spring, 'Ver'; 'Primavera' (Ripa) Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25G41 flowers Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31D120 Youth, Adolescence, 'Iuventus'; 'Adolescenza', 'Gioventu' (Ripa) Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
480 symbolic representations, allegories and emblems ~ art; 'Arte' (Ripa) Iconclass
23E42 spring ~ human activities (the four seasons of the year) Iconclass
23F42 spring landscape; landscape symbolizing spring (the four seasons of the year) 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. 148)
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