Secessionist Medals

Secessionist Artists - WWI 1914 -1918 => Erzsébet von Esseö 1883-1954 => Topic started by: Rabenauge on December 17, 2019, 05:23:59 AM

Title: Revolution 1918
Post by: Rabenauge on December 17, 2019, 05:23:59 AM

Esseö, Elisabeth (Erzsébet) von  1918 

・IX ・ 1918・ ——   REVOLVTION (September 1918 - revolution).  Cast bronze, medium-brown patina, 66.2 mm, 84.62 g.  Fast gußfrisch (near as-cast).  Rare.

Obverse: head-and-shoulders bust of naked, enraged man, head turned to right proper, brows frowning above angry eyes, mouth wide open, upward blowing hair transforming to flames; title legend along left and right edges, respectively; artist's monogram, encircled ligatured ƎE at right. 

Reverse: On an arched ground-line, packed crowd of crowned, robed figures move right to left.

Cf: Schulman. 1919.  La Guerre Européenne, Catalogue LXXV, p. 98: 898.

Cf: Frankenhuis, M.  1919(?).  Catalogue of Medals - Medalets and Plaques Relative to the World War 1914 - 1919, p. 124: 967 (variant with wording on reverse "in border Germania — Aust. Hung" [Austria Hungary] and image described - likely inaccurately - as "procession of priests").

Cf:  Huszár, Lajos, and Béla Procopius. 1932. Medaillen- und Plakettenkunst in Ungarn, p. 201: 1941.

Cf: Jones, M. 1979. The Dance of Death: Medallic Art of the First World War, p. 25: 42.