A Collection of Art Medals

Date of Auction: 31st May 1995

Sold for £140

Estimate: £150 - £200

France, 1835. France. Augustin de Robespierre, dit “Le Jeune" (1764-1794) (younger brother of Maximilien Marie Isidore de Robespierre), uniface cast Æ portrait medal by David d'Angers, signed “David 1835” 143mm (David d'Angers, Cat. Exhibition Paris 1966, No71 [150mm]; CGMP II, 184). 19th century cast with nice brown-red patina, good very fine (£150-200)

Footnote

For the large portrait medals of that period, see Jones, 1979, chapter 13, p.110 “Romanticism and the revival of the cast medallion”. Illustration reduced