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Medal for the Publication of the Nouveau Dictionnaire de la Conversation by the Printer Auguste Wahlen

  • bronze
  • 50 mm
  • Inv. 1921-CP

Public Domain

Auguste Wahlen, a printer in Brussels, had a medal struck himself with his bust on the obverse, on the occasion of a new edition of the "Nouveau Dictionnaire de la Conversation". With this, he mainly wanted to boost sales. The bronze edition was intended for the seller who realised the most subscriptions. The three silver gilt copies were destined for a Belgian and a foreign bookshop, and for the private individual who placed the most orders. Finally, the gold copy went to the person or bookshop that was able to sell the largest number of books.

Artist

Joseph Laurent Hart
Antwerp 1810 - Brussels 1860
medalistsAAT

Title Medal for the Publication of the Nouveau Dictionnaire de la Conversation by the Printer Auguste Wahlen
Period 19th century
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription on the front, around the bust: AUGUSTE WAHLEN NÉ A BRUXELLES (links) LE 31 DÉCEMBRE 1785
signatures (names) on the front, under the bust: HART.F.
inscription on the reverse: * / L'ÉDITEUR / RECONNAISSANT / A / / * / NOUVEAU DICTIONNAIRE DE LA CONVERSATION
Collection medals AAT
Object type commemorative medals AAT
Inventory number 1921-CP
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/1921-CP
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/7893/manifest.json
https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/7894/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D14 adult man Iconclass
33A35 conversation, dialogue; conversation piece Iconclass
49M production of printed matter, book-production Iconclass
49M1 printing, printing office Iconclass
61B2 historical persons Iconclass
61B2(AUGUSTE WAHLEN) historical person (AUGUSTE WAHLEN) Iconclass
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