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Plaque Medal: Orpheus, 1913

  • bronze
  • Inv. 1913-AE-1

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In 1913, Alphonse De Witte organised a "Salon Internationale de la Médaille" during the World Fair in Ghent. 13 countries were represented with a total of 197 exhibitors who together displayed 3,183 of their works. François Wissaert designed this beautiful plaque titled "Orphée" as a reward for musical celebrations and competitions, for which he received a bronze award. The obverse depicts Orpheus holding his lyre. The reverse shows a singing bird on the branch of a tree.


François Wissaert RKD
Brussels 1855 - Overijse 1929

Title Plaque Medal: Orpheus
Date 1913
Period 20th century
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signatures (names) at the front, lower right: F. Wissaert
title below: Orphée
signatures (names) on the reverse: F. Wissaert
Collection medals AAT
Object type plaques (flat objects) AAT
Inventory number 1913-AE-1
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300417629 mythologies (religious concept) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25F3 birds Iconclass
25F32 song-birds Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
48C7321 lyre, cithara, psaltery Iconclass
94O (story of) Orpheus 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 (lijst 188, nr. 3-4, p. 112)
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