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Madame Jeanne-Mathilde Claude

Artist:
Medalist: Jules-Clément Chaplain (French, Mortagne, Orne 1839–1909 Paris)
Date:
1887
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Electroformed copper
Dimensions:
Diameter: 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of David and Constance Yates in memory of Ruth Blumka and Victoria Nasatir Goldberg, 1998
Accession Number:
1998.324.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 552
Apparently nothing is known of the voluptuous Madame Claude. The medalist had his design enlarged and wire-brushed this proof in arcs to indicate to his founder areas he wished to see enhanced.
Signature: At left of head: J.C/ Chaplain/ 1887

Inscription: In margin: JEANNE• MATHILDE• CLAUDE
David and Constance Yates , New York (until 1998; to MMA)
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