D2, Apr. 2, 1934
Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
April 2, 1934
Bronze commemoration medal portraying Nicholas II, the late Czar of Russia, and Alexandra Feodorovna, his wife. On the reverse side of the medal can be seen the Russian Imperial eagle and the emblem of the Republic of France, and the following inscription:
“Visite en France de leurs Majestés L’Empereur et L’Imperatrice de Russie.
Cherbourg. Paris. Chalons. 5-9 Octobre, 1896.”
On the bottom is a beautifully chased wreath of various flowers and ribbon.
It was struck on the occasion of their visit to France in 1896, and is signed by the artist “J.C. Chaplain.”
Mrs. John L. Pratt
- Apr. 2, 1934
- Schaffer Collection (Organization)
Language of Materials
The collection is open for research.
Digitization of the collection has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The digital collection can be accessed through the VMFA Collections Search website.
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Biographical / Historical
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.
Schaffer Collection, Russian Imperial Art Treasures, Rockefeller Center
Digitization of the Lillian Thomas Pratt Archives has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository
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