Le fonds Godefroid Devreese (1861-1941) conservé au Cabinet des médailles : quelques oeuvres inédites
Van Driessche, Jacqueline
History and Archaeology
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The Godefroid Devreese collection entered the coin-cabinet of the Royal Library of Belgium in 2013. In addition to 45 coins, it contains 964 medals - of which over 300 were executed by Devreese himself. The rest is the work of more than 170 different engravers, here listed in appendix. Most of these artists are Belgian or French, active in the second half of the nineteenth or the first half of the twentieth century. The cataloging of this group revealed some previously unknown pieces, including the plaque Vers l’Espérance and a study of a female dancer. The work of Godefroid Devreese was the subject of a catalogue by Albert Willenz in 1986, but a new catalogue raisonné - including unpublished medals and plaquettes - will be published late 2018.
CitationVan Driessche, Jacqueline (2017). Le fonds Godefroid Devreese (1861-1941) conservé au Cabinet des médailles : quelques oeuvres inédites. , In Monte Artium, Vol. 10, 171-183, Brepols,