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Plaque Medal Portraying Cyriel Buysse, 1929

  • founding (metal or glass working), bronze
  • 17 x 13.9 cm
  • Inv. 1929-AQ-3

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The writer Cyriel Buysse was born in Nevele in 1859. An exceptional place in his career as a writer is occupied by the play "Het Gezin van Paemel" (The Paemel Family), a social drama that stems from his sense of justice and his love and compassion for the humble and the downtrodden. Geo Verbanck designed this plaque by order of the city of Ghent on the occasion of Buysse's 70th birthday in 1929. Buysse received this portrait medal, executed in silver, during a special homage. A limited number of plaques in bronze could be ordered by subscription. Verbanck also modelled a bust of Buysse (1930-F), which was donated to the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent by his widow.


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Title Plaque Medal Portraying Cyriel Buysse
Date 1929
Period 20th century
Medium and support founding (metal or glass working) AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signature and year on the front side: Géo Verbanck 1929
Collection sculpture AAT
Object type portrait medal
plaques (flat objects) AAT
Inventory number 1929-AQ-3
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D16 old man Iconclass
48C91 writer, poet, author Iconclass
48C93 portrait of a writer Iconclass
61B2 historical persons Iconclass
61B2(CYRIEL BUYSSE) historical person (CYRIEL BUYSSE) Iconclass
School / Style realism (artistic form of expression) AAT
Geo Verbanck (1881 - 1961) : medailles (tentoonstelling Gent, Galerij St-John, 7 - 21 september 2003) / Anthony Demey. - s.l. : Promotie van de Medaille, 2003 (p. 41-42)
Geo Verbanck : medailles = Medals / Anthony Demey. - Sint-Niklaas : Stichting Geo Verbanck, 2016
Alphonse en André Vander Stricht, bierbrouwers te Gent, geportretteerd door Geo Verbanck / Anthony Demey. - Sint-Niklaas : Stichting Geo Verbanck, 2016
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