Plaster medallion brothers Jean Eudes Houay Mézeray de Montzey nineteenth mold

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Plaster medallion representing the profile portrait of 3 brothers *: Jean Eudes (1601-1680) Priest, founder of the Eudists, François Eudes de Mézeray (1610-1683), Historiographer of France and Charles Eudes d'Houay, Surgeon, alderman of 'Argentan, inscription "Praedicam, Scribit, Ego Defendam", signed Ch. De Montzey and dated 1854, with its original manufacturing mold, XIXth century.

This medallion is in good condition as well as its mold. The inscription refers directly to the actions of the three brothers (Praedicam for the priest / Scribit for the historiographer / Defendam for Ch. D'Houay who worked particularly during the plague of 1638).

This is a medallion made by Charles de Montzey (local historian and allied to the direct descent of Charles d'Houay) at the request of the town hall of Argentan (town near Ri, town of origin of the 3 brothers ), to commemorate the actions of these three famous brothers and adorn the gable of their birthplace. This medallion obtained a silver medal at the Avranches exhibition on July 22, 1854. (Cf "Notice sur les trois frères" by Gustave Levavasseur, 1855)

A note: some dirt and wear of time, take a good look at the photos.

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  • Diamètre médaillon 31 cm