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Société des Artistes Français, Salon de 1901, Médaille de 2me Classe Peinture Awarded to Mr. H. Hartwich

1901 Daniel Dupuis Born: Blois, France 1849 Died: Paris, France 1899 gold 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. (0.3 x 3.8 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. C. Keith McLane 1970.215 Not currently on view


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The Société des Artistes Français was an association of French artists established in 1881 to organize the annual Paris Salon. The Salon had been sponsored by the French government from its inception in 1725 until 1881 when they withdrew their support. The Salon was the largest art exhibition in France and provided an arena for French and foreign artists to regularly showcase their talents. This medal, designed by Jean-Baptiste Daniel-Dupuis, was awarded to American landscape painter Herman Hartwich (1853-1926) in the Paris Salon of 1901. An allegorical figure holds laurel wreaths symbolizing the victories of sculptors and painters whose implements rest on a nearby pedestal.

Keywords

Allegory - arts and sciences - painting

Allegory - arts and sciences - sculpture

Figure group - female and child

Religion - angel

sculpture - medal

metal - gold

About Daniel Dupuis

Born: Blois, France 1849 Died: Paris, France 1899

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