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Devreese: World War I. PENDANT L’ABSENCE

SKU: 20895-9C $150.00
1914, Belgium. World War I. PENDANT L’ABSENCE (During the absence). By Godefroid Devreese. Uniface bronze plaquette 78mm x 100mm. $150. ---------------- Godefroid Devreese was one of Belgium's most prolific medallists. He was born at Courtrai in 1861. He studied sculpture under his father and later at the Academy of Brussels. In 1885 he won the second Grand Prix de Rome. In 1889 he won the first Grand Prix for sculpture at the Academy of Brussels and a gold medal at the International Exposition in Cologne. A brief biography and a complete catalogue of his medallic works is provided in GODEFROID DEVRESE 1861-1941 by Poels, Vandamme and Van Dreiessche.
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