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1Author:  Dupré, Augustin, 1748-1833Requires cookie*
 Title:  Drawings and matrices of medals relating to the American Revolution and the United States     
 Dates:  n.d. 
 Abstract:  Augstin Dupre was a prominent artist in eighteenth century France. This collection consists of a series of medals, sketches, and engravings that commemorate the American Revolution that the U.S. commissioned Dupre to create. The collection includes sketches and medals commemorating Daniel Morgan, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and "American liberty." Perhaps the most important sketch and medal is that of the American Eagle, which served as the basis for the official American eagle and was placed on the $10 gold coin in 1795. The dates of Dupre's work range from the 1780s to the 1790s. Aside from the collection's artistic value, the detailed sketches and splash medals provide material artifacts from the printing industry and culture of commemoration of the 18th century.

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 Call #:  Mss.737.44.D92 
 Extent:  0.25 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  American Revolution | International Affairs | Literature, Arts, and Culture 
 Genre:  Art | Sketchbooks