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Past Exhibition

Siege of the Bastille

Lead medal depicting a crowd of armed citizens and members of the National Guard, surrounded by canons and barrels of ammunition, firing at the Bastille, from whose ramparts armed figures return fire

Bertrand Andrieu (1761–1822)
Siege of the Bastille, dated 1789
Lead-tin alloy, cast
Diam.: 3 1/8 in. (8 cm)
Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection

Cat. 107