French Historical Medals in Silver, from the Collection formed by James Spencer

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Date of Auction: 7th December 2015

Sold for £110

Estimate: £100 - £150

École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, silver award medals by J.-E. Gatteaux (5), named (Architecture, Seconde Médaille, M. Diet, 1852; Architecture, Dessin Ornemental, Troisième Médaille, Mr Guadet, 1892-93; Architecture Rendu, Première Médaille, Mr Guadet, 1896-97; Peinture, Grande Figure Peinte, Deuxième Première Médaille, Mr Galand, 1898-99; Peinture Anatomie, Médaille, Mr Guédy, 1900-1901), 50, 40, 56, 50 and 40mm respectively (cf. DNW 66, 1352) [5]. Very fine and better £100-150

Footnote

Fourth only illustrated.

Léon Laurent Galand (1872-1960), b. Montpelier, artist of the French Impressionist school noted for his landscape pictures and reclining nudes, winner of the Prix de Rome 1896. Paul Guadet (1873-1931), son of the architect Juan Guadet (1834-1908), studied at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts from 1891 to 1904 and subsequently worked in Tangier and Paris