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Commemorative Portrait Medal of King Leopold II for the Installation of the Channel Bruges - Seaport in 1907, 1907

  • bronze
  • 75.3 mm
  • Inv. 1925-W

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The seaport of Bruges was solemnly inaugurated by King Leopold II on 23 July 1907. The seaport is connected to the city by means of a 10 km canal. This gigantic structure was built on the initiative of Bruges' mayor Visart de Bocarmé. The city council wanted to immortalise this event by issuing this commemorative medal with the portrait of Leopold II, in which Devreese depicts on the reverse side the prosperity that the new port will bring to the city.


Godfried Devreese RKD
Courtrai 1861 - Ixelles 1941

Janvier & Duval
workshop / studio

Title Commemorative Portrait Medal of King Leopold II for the Installation of the Channel Bruges - Seaport in 1907
Date 1907
Period 20th century
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription, year and signature on the front side: BRUGGE. ZEEHAVEN . 1907 ; G. DEVREESE
on the reverse
Collection medals AAT
Object type commemorative medals AAT
Inventory number 1925-W
Acquisition credit gift
Belgian Department of Sciences and Arts
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015637 portraits AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D14 adult man Iconclass
44B113 king Iconclass
46A122 coats of arms, heraldry Iconclass
61B2 historical persons Iconclass
61B2(LEOPOLD II) historical person (LEOPOLD II) Iconclass
61D(BELGIUM) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (BELGIUM) Iconclass
61E(BRUGES) names of cities and villages (BRUGES) Iconclass
61E(ZEEBRUGGE) names of cities and villages (ZEEBRUGGE) Iconclass
92B11221 'Cornucopia', Horn of Plenty Iconclass
School / Style realism (artistic form of expression) AAT
Exposition Internationale de Bruxelles en 1910 : Salon international de la médaille contemporaine... : Groupe II: Beaux-Arts ; Classe 9B: Gravure en médailles (Bruxelles, Palais du Cinquantenaire, 01.05 - 15.11.1910) ; Catalogue / Victor Tourneur. - Bruxelles : Imprimerie A. Lesigne, 1910 (p.63, nr. 114 (68))
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