• 10 Francs 1984, KM# 954, France, 200th Anniversary of Birth of François Rude
  • 10 Francs 1984, KM# 954, France, 200th Anniversary of Birth of François Rude
Description

Engraver: Jean-Pierre Gendis.

There are two varieties:
Type A: obverse face up when reading the edge.
Type B: reverse face up when reading the edge.

Obverse

François Rude (4 January 1784 – 3 November 1855) was a French sculptor. In 1833 he received the cross of the Legion of Honour for his statue of a Neapolitan Fisher Boy playing with a Tortoise (now in the Louvre), which also procured for him the important commission for all the sculptural frieze ornament and one group on the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris.

Among other productions are Napoleon Awakening to Immortality (Musée d'Orsay, Paris), the statue of the mathematician Gaspard Monge (1848), Jeanne d'Arc, in the gardens of the Luxembourg (1852), a Calvary in bronze for the high altar of St Vincent de Paul (1855), as well as Hebe and the Eagle of Jupiter (Musée des Beaux Arts, Dijon), Love Triumphant and Christ on the Cross, all of which appeared at the Paris Salon of 1857 after his death.

FRANÇOIS
RUDE
RF
1784-1855

Reverse

Fragment of a public monument on the Arc de Triomphe called Départ des volontaires de 1792 (Departure of the Volunteers of 1792), also known as La Marseillaise, a work full of energy and fire, immortalizes the name of Rude.

10
FRANCS
1984

Edge

LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE

10 Francs

200th Anniversary of Birth of François Rude

KM# 954 Schön# 247 Gadoury# 818
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel Bronze
Weight 10 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin

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