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Title: Medal for the Ecole Impériale des Beaux Arts de Lyon, France, 1868
Artists: Barre, Jean-Jacques
Keywords: France;Ecole Impériale des Beaux Arts de Lyon;Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564;Medals
Issue Date: 1868
Abstract: General Description: Designed by Jean-Jacques Barré (1793-1855) in 1831 for the Ecole Impériale des Beaux Arts de Lyon.
Obverse Description: The obverse bears the helmeted left side profile bust of the Roman goddess Minerva. The surround features the inscription "ECOLE IMPLE DES BEAUX ARTS DE LYON" (Simple School of Beatiful Arts of Lyon), along with the artist's name and date, "BARRE 1831" on the bottom.
Reverse Description: The reverse features a wreath surrounding the inscription "LE / GOUVERNEMENT / ET / LA VILLE DE LYON / A / E. FAREN. / 1868" (The Government of the City of Lyon) with the artist name and date on the bottom.
Historical Context:
Artist Biography: French medallist, the general engraver at the Monnaie de Paris between 1842 and 1855. In this position, he engraved and designed French medals, bank notes and postage stamps. He is named "Jean-Jacques Barre" in numismatic publications and "Jacques-Jean Barre" in philatelic ones. From the late 1840's until 1855, he created the first two French postage stamp designs: the Ceres series and Napoleon III series. His two sons, artists themselves, Albert Désiré and Jean-Auguste succeeded him at the post of general engraver.
Description: This medal was scanned and uploaded to DLynx by Bonnie Whitehouse '18 and Rachel Rotter '18 in the Visual Resources Center during the 2016-2017 school year.
Appears in Collections:A Catalogue of Medals Commemorating Michelangelo

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