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Portrait Medal of Auguste Godeaux, 1913

  • bronze
  • 59.6 mm
  • Inv. 1913-CI

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Auguste Godeaux was born in 1850 to a simple working-class family in Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont. He worked in a workshop at the age of 14, but was able to work his way up through evening and weekend classes. In 1883, he became director of the "Ecole industrielle" in Morlanwelz. On 6 July 1913, the 30th anniversary of his directorship was celebrated. Godeaux received a bronze medallion with his effigy of which this medal is a reduction. A total of 206 copies were struck.


Godfried Devreese RKD
Courtrai 1861 - Ixelles 1941

Fonson & Cie.
workshop / studio

Title Portrait Medal of Auguste Godeaux
Date 1913
Period 20th century
Location Brussels TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signatures (names) at the front, along the edge: G.DEVREESE
title on the front side: AUGUSTE GODEAUX
text on the reverse: ECOLE / INDUSTRIELLE / DE MORLANWELZ / A / SON DIRECTEUR / 1883 - 1913
Collection medals AAT
Object type portrait medal
Inventory number 1913-CI
Acquisition credit gift
Société Gantoise des Amis de la Médaille
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/1913-CI
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/8337/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015637 portraits AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D14 adult man Iconclass
49 education, science and learning Iconclass
49A education Iconclass
49B(+3) scholastic education, tuition (+ teacher, professor) Iconclass
61B2 historical persons Iconclass
61B2(AUGUSTE GODEAUX) historical person (AUGUSTE GODEAUX) 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. 246)
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