Secessionist Medals

Secessionist Artists 1919-1925 => Erzsébet von Esseö => Topic started by: Rabenauge on January 12, 2020, 10:22:03 AM

Title: To the returned warriors
Post by: Rabenauge on January 12, 2020, 10:22:03 AM

Esseö, Elisabeth (Erzsébet) von.  1919. 

DEN・HEIMGEKEHR/TEN・KRIEGERN・・/DIE・UNGAREN・IN/MVENCHEN・1919・ (to the returned warriors [from] the Hungarians in Munich 1919).  Cast bronze, blackened, 53.08 mm, 48.12 g; vorzüglich (extremely fine).  Rare.

Obverse: Slender woman, turned slightly to right, in full-length classical dress and with short classical hairstyle, playing violin. 

Reverse: Arms of Hungary top center; four-lined title inscription; bottom center, city arms of Munich; inscribed center left edge OP・ (opus); artist's monogram encircled, ligatured ƎЕ, center right edge.

Cf: Schulman.  1919.  La Guerre Européenne, Catalogue LXXV, p. 97: 896.

Cf: Frankenhuis, M.  1919(?).  Catalogue of Medals - Medalets and Plaques Relative to the World War 1914 - 1919, p. 124: 968.

Cf:  Huszár, Lajos, and Béla Procopius. 1932. Medaillen- und Plakettenkunst in Ungarn, p. 200: 1935.

Cf: Klose, Dietrich O. A.  2016.  Europas Verderben 1914 1918: Deutsche und österreichische Medaillen auf den Ersten Weltkrieg, p. 311: 24.20.

Although born and raised in Hungary, Elisabeth von Esseö lived and worked primarily in Munich.