A good, large sized piece at 20cm framed, this stunning bronzed lead medallion depicts ‘Emperor’ Napoleon in relief.
It is from the workshop of Bertrand Andrieu (1761-1822), and is signed Andrieu F.
An extremely rare piece, especially framed, the plaque is in its charming original period ebonised frame with convex glass front.
A superbly crisp cast of this handsome portrait of one of the most iconic personalities of the 19th century. Modelled as a Roman emperor, with his head dressed in laurel wreath, redolent of victory.
Made around 1810 to commemorate the emperor's marriage to Marie-Louise.
Bertrand Andrieu (1761-1822) was a French engraver of medals from Bordeaux. He restored the popularity of the art form, which had declined after the time of Louis XIV. During the last twenty years of his life the French government commissioned him to undertake several works, and many of his medals figure in the Medallic History of Napoleon.
This exceptional piece should not be missed.
Overall diameter 20cm
Medallion diameter 14cm
Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. Please note the plaque is not secured in the frame so can be removed.