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Portrait Medal in Honour of the Writer Marguerite Van de Wiele, 1911

  • bronze
  • 60 mm
  • Inv. 1911-EB

Public Domain

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Jenny Lorrain engraved this portrait medal for the Fonson company, which published a series of portraits of famous Belgians. Marguerite Van de Wiele was a Belgian writer, journalist and feminist after whom a street in Schaarbeek was named. There is also an annual literary prize bearing her name.


Jenny Lorrain Wikidata
Virton 1867 - Ixelles 1943

Fonson & Cie.
workshop / studio

Title Portrait Medal in Honour of the Writer Marguerite Van de Wiele
Date 1911
Period 20th century
Location Belgium TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription and signature on the front side: JLorrain ; M VAN DE WIELE / FEMME DE LETTRE
inscription and signature on the reverse: RECTA EJUS VITA ; J / L ; T ; Litterature Art Cloquence Charite
Collection medals AAT
Object type portrait medal
medal of honour
Inventory number 1911-EB
Acquisition credit gift
Casier, Joseph
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/1911-EB
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/7674/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
48C91 writer, poet, author Iconclass
61BB2 historical persons - BB - woman Iconclass
61BB2(MARGUERITE VAN DE WIELE) historical person (MARGUERITE VAN DE WIELE) - BB - woman Iconclass
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