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Decoration Commemorating the Birth of the
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Decoration Commemorating the Birth of the "King of Rome"


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A gold eagle grasps in its talons thunderbolts between which hangs a medal by Bertrand Andrieu and André Galle commemorating the birth of the "King of Rome," in 1811. On the obverse of the medal are the double portraits of Napoleon I and Marie Louise and, on the reverse, the portrait of their infant son, Napoleon Francis Joseph Charles (1811-1832), the "King of Rome."
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Marshal H. G. Bertrand (1773-1844) [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Pierre Sichel, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1892, by purchase [together with other Napoleonic memorabilia]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] obverse: Andrieu F.; reverse: NAPOLEON F.J.C. ROI DE ROME GALLE / XX MARS / MDCCCXI
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1892

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Period
1811
Accession Number
57.951
Measurements
H: 1 1/4 x Diam of medal: 5/8 in. (3.2 x 1.6 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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