Medal Fondation de L'ecole des Beaux-Arts a Rome 'French School at Rome', Issued by France & Italy 1812, to commemorate the founding in 1803.
Artist: Jaques Edouard Gatteaux, France
Minted in Rome Mint
Head of Minerva helmeted facing left; around, a wreath of laurel branches and emblems of the arts; around, ECOLE FRANCAISE DES BEAUX ARTS A ROME RETABLIE ET AUGMENTEE PAR NAPOLEON EN 1803.
Napoleon, laureate, seated in his full robes of state facing left, he holds in his right hand a laurel wreath; in exergue, E. GATTEAUX. ROME / 1812.
"A medal struck at Rome, by the artist Gatteaux, to commemorate the liberality of Napoleon to the French school of the arts, re-established at Rome, A. D. 1803." Laskey p.216
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
97.8 g (Weight)
[Book] Laskey, J. C. Medals Struck at the National Medal Mint by Order of Napoleon Bonaparte., 216 Pages