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  • FELDLAZARETT
    (Field Hospital)

    No Date (1914) Cast bronze uniface medal, 66.4mm, 68.1g, Edge-punched: C. POELLATH SCHROBENH. Ernsting WVZ 57  Henry Scott Goodman Collection.

    A flat field with a raised, wide border, the lower exergue is raised and set off from the edge; the image motif is raised into nine sculptural overlapping planes.
       
    In the middle of hilly terrain five staggered and overlapping tents, the closest two with Red Cross emblems and warming fires within, the tent furthest right with a small flag; in the foreground atop the exergue forming the ground surface and from left to right, two men carry a stretcher with a man lying to the left, head and right arm lowered, to the right are two more wounded in stretchers facing left.  Behind and to the right, two men carry a stretcher with wounded man up stairs to the left and toward the tents; behind a small flag with Red Cross emblem.  Small incuse L.G. near bottom of exergue.

    Number in Museum Collections: 6

    Brüssel, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Albert I Penningkabinett (Royal Library)
    London, British Museum, Department of Coins and Medals
    Munich, Staatliche Münzsammlung (National Coin Collection)
    Paris, Musée d’Historie Contemporaine  (Museum of Contemporary History)
    Stuttgart, Württembergisches Landesmuseum (Württemberg Regional Museum)
    Vienna, Kunsthistoriches Museum (Art History Museum)

    Number known in Private Collection: 2


    Together with WVZ 55 to WVZ 62 this work was created as one piece within a series of eight probably before December 1914.  Compositionally, it reflects the previous work WVZ 56: foreground and background scenery are separate, the hilly topography allows the visual elements to rise to the upper border, filling the round field.
Field Hospital
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FELDLAZARETT
(Field Hospital)

No Date (1914) Cast bronze uniface medal, 66.4mm, 68.1g, Edge-punched: C. POELLATH SCHROBENH. Ernsting WVZ 57  Henry Scott Goodman Collection.

A flat field with a raised, wide border, the lower exergue is raised and set off from the edge; the image motif is raised into nine sculptural overlapping planes.
   
In the middle of hilly terrain five staggered and overlapping tents, the closest two with Red Cross emblems and warming fires within, the tent furthest right with a small flag; in the foreground atop the exergue forming the ground surface and from left to right, two men carry a stretcher with a man lying to the left, head and right arm lowered, to the right are two more wounded in stretchers facing left.  Behind and to the right, two men carry a stretcher with wounded man up stairs to the left and toward the tents; behind a small flag with Red Cross emblem.  Small incuse L.G. near bottom of exergue.

Number in Museum Collections: 6

Brüssel, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Albert I Penningkabinett (Royal Library)
London, British Museum, Department of Coins and Medals
Munich, Staatliche Münzsammlung (National Coin Collection)
Paris, Musée d’Historie Contemporaine  (Museum of Contemporary History)
Stuttgart, Württembergisches Landesmuseum (Württemberg Regional Museum)
Vienna, Kunsthistoriches Museum (Art History Museum)

Number known in Private Collection: 2


Together with WVZ 55 to WVZ 62 this work was created as one piece within a series of eight probably before December 1914.  Compositionally, it reflects the previous work WVZ 56: foreground and background scenery are separate, the hilly topography allows the visual elements to rise to the upper border, filling the round field.