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(ca. 1792) Winged Victory holding Liberty Cap and Pole and Laurel Wreath. Legend: Republique Française. Pencil and ink on laid paper. Signed Dupré f. in ink at base of image. Stamped with the blue ink stamps applied by Narcisse Dupré, A. Dupré fecit in oval at left, ND in circle at right. Object 140 x 147 mm (5.5 x 5.8"), image 130 mm (5.25") in diameter. A choice image of a classic iconographic presentation of Victory, holding the Liberty Cap and pole that Dupré made famous in America via the Libertas Americana medal and its design inspiration on early American coinage. Sketched in pencil and traced over and shaded in ink. A short split is seen at the upper left, away from the image, and the corner is missing at upper right, also not affecting the image. The paper is stout and full-bodied, with just a tiny bit of a watermark (the base of an L) visible.


A more finished version of this image is depicted in Augustin Dupré (1748-1833), Graveur General Des Monnaies De France, Collections du musee Carnavalet on page 283 (figure 104). The authors note that this design does not correspond with any of Dupré's works described in Hennin (1826), thus it is unknown precisely what this drawing was intended to become. 


For American collectors, the use of the Liberty Cap and Pole makes this an important and collectible image by Dupré; though he is famous for this device, it appears on relatively few images in the Dupré archive. For French collectors, this image of liberty and victory after the fall of the monarchy ranks as an early and special national symbol. Refined and attractive, this piece is ready for display.

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-9

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(ca. 1792) Winged Victory holding Liberty Cap and Pole and Laurel Wreath. Legend: Republique Française. Pencil and ink on laid paper. Signed Dupré f. in ink at base of image. Stamped with the blue ink stamps applied by Narcisse Dupré, A. Dupré fecit in oval at left, ND in circle at right. Object 140 x 147 mm (5.5 x 5.8"), image 130 mm (5.25") in diameter. A choice image of a classic iconographic presentation of Victory, holding the Liberty Cap and pole that Dupré made famous in America via the Libertas Americana medal and its design inspiration on early American coinage. Sketched in pencil and traced over and shaded in ink. A short split is seen at the upper left, away from the image, and the corner is missing at upper right, also not affecting the image. The paper is stout and full-bodied, with just a tiny bit of a watermark (the base of an L) visible.


A more finished version of this image is depicted in Augustin Dupré (1748-1833), Graveur General Des Monnaies De France, Collections du musee Carnavalet on page 283 (figure 104). The authors note that this design does not correspond with any of Dupré's works described in Hennin (1826), thus it is unknown precisely what this drawing was intended to become. 


For American collectors, the use of the Liberty Cap and Pole makes this an important and collectible image by Dupré; though he is famous for this device, it appears on relatively few images in the Dupré archive. For French collectors, this image of liberty and victory after the fall of the monarchy ranks as an early and special national symbol. Refined and attractive, this piece is ready for display.

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-9

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