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Baudichon: ROWING - Large galvano 167mm x 183mm

SKU: 14453-8T $225.00
France. ROWING. By René Baudichon (1878-1963). Uniface Galvano 167mm x 183mm. $225. ------------ This is an artist's "studio model," from the Delande company archives, the main purpose of which would have been to serve as a model from which dies would have been made using a reducing machine. Only a very limited number of studio models would have been made with just a few being sold, disseminated or used for special purposes. In some cases, only one "master" studio model would have been created solely for use in the process of die-making. (Delande et Cie. of Paris was a company that manufactured and distributed medals, decorations, flags, and trophies. In was founded in the late 19th century and closed its doors in the 1980s. It had customers throughout the world and produced military decorations and uniform ornamentations for several governments). ----- René Baudichon was born at Tours on March 24 1878. He was a student at the École des Beaux-Art at Tours and later at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts. He studied under Ernest Barries, François Sicard, Fréderic-Charles Victor de Vernon, and Oscar Roty. He was admitted to the Salon des Artistes Français in 1903, where he won a bronze medal in 1904 for a plaque commissioned by the Chamber of Commence of Blois. He later won a silver medal in1914 and a gold medal in 1921. He designed numerous medallic works, but also worked as a sculptor and caricaturist. Baudichon died in Paris in 1963
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