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The Spinster, in Memory of René Eymard, 1902

  • bronze
  • 41.8 mm
  • Inv. 1911-BH

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With this medal, Ferdinand Gilbaut commemorated his friend René Eymard, who died in 1902. The obverse depicts a young woman spinning the thread of life. On the reverse, an inscription dedicates the medal to Eymard.


Ferdinand Gilbault VIAF
Brest 1837 - Paris 1926

Monnaie de Paris
workshop / studio

Title The Spinster, in Memory of René Eymard
Date 1902
Period 20th century
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription and signature at the front, around the image
inscription and date below
Collection medals AAT
Object type commemorative medals AAT
Inventory number 1911-BH
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 31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31D120 Youth, Adolescence, 'Iuventus'; 'Adolescenza', 'Gioventu' (Ripa) Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
31E death of human being Iconclass
31E5 life versus death Iconclass
47H31 spinning (manufacture of yarn) Iconclass
61B2(RENÉ EYMARD) historical person (RENÉ EYMARD) 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. 136, raam 263(10))
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