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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2000.81
People
Studio of Edme Bouchardon, French (Chaumont-en-Bassigny 1698 - 1762 Paris)
Title
Token Design for the Royal Treasury: CRESCENT HOC SYDERE FRUCTUS
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1739
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/294182
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Red chalk and graphite with guidelines in red chalk and graphite on cream antique laid paper, framing lines in red chalk, laid down on cream antique laid paper with blue antique laid paper border adhered to face
Dimensions
diameter: 21.4 cm (8 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: None visible–drawing laid down
Provenance
Cyril Humphris, London, Sotheby's, New York, 1995. Sale, , January 10, 1995, lot 64.
Vermeer Associates Limited, Brampton, Ontario, purchased from Sotheby's, New York, 1995, sold to HUAM, 2000. (On long-term loan to HUAM, 1995-2000)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Kate, Maurice R. and Melvin R. Seiden Special Purchase Fund in honor of Hope and Julian Edison
Accession Year
2000
Object Number
2000.81
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The sun in the form of the laureate head of Apollo shines over a grove of palms, and three laurel trees.
Publication History

Daniel Fearon, "An Album of Drawings: Jeton and Medal Designs by Edme Bouchardon and Other Hands", The Medal (1991), no. 19, Autumn, no. A, p. 37, reproduced in b/w

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