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A Sketch for a Medical-Themed Medalet

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Original Sketch for the 1806 Societé Medico-Philanthropique medalet. Pencil and ink on paper. Unsigned and unstamped, but accomplished by and with notations in the hand of Dupré. Sheet 222 x 169 mm (8.75 x 6.75"), medalet image 54 mm (2.1") in diameter. The struck version of this jeton or medalet measures 29 mm and includes the legend VITA BREVIS ARS LONGA, or "Life is short, art is long," an appropriate aphorism for the Dupré archive as a whole! The Societé Medico-Philanthropique was a free clinc in Paris. The obverse of the medal depicts a rooster (symbolic of France), a serpent-wrapped caduceus (symbolic of medicine), and what appears to be a horse skeleton. The rim of the medal is accomplished in pen, as is the central reverse legend, while the rest has been left in pencil. To the lower left of the sheet, Dupré has done a larger practice sketch of the lamp and its stand, seen in smaller form on the medalet. At the lower left, two names are written in ink, along with the number 33./. (the price of the engraving job?); at center a notation in pencil appears to read "C Louer Le Coin," which seems nonsensical (louer is the verb for "to rent," while coin means corner). The sketch work on the obverse is particularly fine, and the subject matter is interesting and unusual. 

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Grading Service RAW
Grade RAW
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # dupre-28

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Original Sketch for the 1806 Societé Medico-Philanthropique medalet. Pencil and ink on paper. Unsigned and unstamped, but accomplished by and with notations in the hand of Dupré. Sheet 222 x 169 mm (8.75 x 6.75"), medalet image 54 mm (2.1") in diameter. The struck version of this jeton or medalet measures 29 mm and includes the legend VITA BREVIS ARS LONGA, or "Life is short, art is long," an appropriate aphorism for the Dupré archive as a whole! The Societé Medico-Philanthropique was a free clinc in Paris. The obverse of the medal depicts a rooster (symbolic of France), a serpent-wrapped caduceus (symbolic of medicine), and what appears to be a horse skeleton. The rim of the medal is accomplished in pen, as is the central reverse legend, while the rest has been left in pencil. To the lower left of the sheet, Dupré has done a larger practice sketch of the lamp and its stand, seen in smaller form on the medalet. At the lower left, two names are written in ink, along with the number 33./. (the price of the engraving job?); at center a notation in pencil appears to read "C Louer Le Coin," which seems nonsensical (louer is the verb for "to rent," while coin means corner). The sketch work on the obverse is particularly fine, and the subject matter is interesting and unusual. 

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade RAW
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # dupre-28

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