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.
Fonson & Cie.
|Title||Portrait Medal of Auguste Godeaux|
|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|
|Object type||portrait medal|
|Art & Architecture Thesaurus||
300015637 portraits AAT
male sex; man
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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