Lot 1084

A collection of continental bronze portrait and memorial medals and plaques, subjects including: Friedrich Schiller, Albert Bartholomé (French sculptor and painter, the reverse in the form of his celebrated 'Monument to the Dead' in the Père Lachaise cemetary in Paris), Ernest Renan, Alphonse Daudet (French author, the reverse displaying the central motifs from L' Arlesienne), Frederick Chopin, Prosper Mérimée, Ludwig van Beethoven, Abelard and Heloise (a pair of bronze medals by Gayrard), Anatole France, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, and others. [25]