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Inscription

around top circumference: AU MAGISTRAT DÉVOUÉ LES HABITANS DE LA CAPITALE RECONNAISSANTS (to the devoted magistrate, the grateful inhabitants of the capital) / SOUSCRIPTION OUVERTE PAR LE CERCLE ARTISTIQUE ET LITTERAIRE (subscription opened by the artistic and literary circle); in exergue: ZÉLE INFATIGABLE / PENDANT L'INVASION DU CHOLERA / 1849 - 1854 (indefatigable zeal during the cholera invasion, 1849 to 1854); on exergual line: BRAEMT INV.ET SC. (Braemt invented and engraved this)

Provenance

(David and Constance Yates, New York); purchased 2008 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2009
The Darker Side of Light: Arts of Privacy, 1850-1900, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 2009-2010, unnumbered catalogue.
Bibliography
1918
Weber, Frederick Parkes. Aspects of Death and Correlated Aspects of Life in Art, Epigram, and Poetry. Contributions Towards an Anthology and an Iconography of the Subject. Illustrated especially by medals, engraved gems, jewels, ivories, antique pottery, &c. London, 1918: 570.
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