Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Louis-Oscar Roty

[France] (b 1846/d 1911)

"Louis-Oscar Roty was born on 11 June 1846 in Paris (..) He first studied painting and sculpture...(..) Following some difficulties early in his career, in 1882 Roty won the second prize in the Prix de Rome. This success was followed by many others, including the Grand Prix de Rome in 1875 and the Grand Prix at the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris. He was appointed to the rank of Professor in the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1888, and in 1897 became its President. In 1889 he became an Officer in the Legion of Honor and rose to Cammander in 1900. At the height of his career, he was awarded the Medal of Honor at the Salon in 1905 ; besides a huge number of medals and plaquettes, Roty is well known as the designer of the “Semeuse” image on French silver coins and stamps. His medallic art can be found in nearly all European museums. A large number of his medals and plaquettes can be viewed in the Kunsthalle Hamburg and the Musée Oscar Roty in Jargeau, France." [ Wikipedia ]


France 1903/1938 "La Semeuse" (17,1) [Engr (Eugene Mouchon)][Typo] Sc(138,...,154)

France 1906 "La Semeuse" (1) [Engr (Eugene Mouchon)][Typo] Sc(155)

France 1906/1937 "La Semeuse" (29,1) [Engr (Eugene Mouchon)][Typo] Sc(156,...,184)

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