Gold, leather, silk
Overall (plaque in frame): 9 x 6 1/2 x 1 in. (22.9 x 16.5 x 2.5 cm) Case: 10 x 7 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 25.4 x 19 x 3.8 cm
Gold plaque of the Fraternité des Artistes; rectangular with a slightly arced top; image of a woman seaed on a log holding a naked child over her knee and holding the hand of a standing woman in a cape to her right, a child at her feet holds a paint palette and brushes, behind her is a man with a beard clutching his forehead, Notre Dame cathedral floats in the clouds above; plaque is set in a brown leather frame with a slightly arced top and a trapezoidal rest at the back; placed in a dark brown leather case with the intials, "A. E. G." in the center; lined with white silk.
Gift of Mrs. B. Langdon Tyler and Mrs. W. Floyd Nichols, 6/22/59
tooled: center of the case: "A. E. G." engraved: base of plaque: "LA FRATERNITE DES ARTISTES/ A ALBERT E. GALLATIN"
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