Antoine-Vincent Arnault (1766-1834)

Pierre-Jean David d'Angers (French, 1788-1856)1833

The Walters Art Museum

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Antoine-Vincent Arnault, French dramatist, was born in Paris in 1766. Author of republican tragedies, he left France during the Reign of Terror and was arrested upon his return. Later in life, he served Napolean and was exiled for his support. He later became perpetual sectretary of the Académie Française in 1833, and died in 1834.

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  • Title: Antoine-Vincent Arnault (1766-1834)
  • Creator: Pierre-Jean David d'Angers (French, 1788-1856)
  • Date Created: 1833
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  • Roles: Artist: Pierre-Jean David d'Angers (French, 1788-1856)
  • Provenance: Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: medallions (medals); portraits
  • Medium: bronze
  • Inscriptions: [Signature] Bottom center: David; [Date] Bottom center: 1833; [Inscription] Left: Arnault; [Inscription] On obverse: FUMIÈRE / ET CIE SUCRS - THIEBAUT FRES / PARIS
  • Dimensions: Diam: 6 in. (15.3 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by Henry Walters
  • Classification: Metal
  • Accession Number: 54.827