[Berlioz, Hector. (1803-1869] Dupré, Georges. (1869-1909)

Bronze Centenary Plaquette

1903 art nouveau bronze plaquette made by Dupré to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth. On the front to Berlioz’s right is the score of Les Troyens and a scroll with Latin text "INSANO CASSANDRAE INCENSUS AMORE" ["INFLAMED WITH AN INSANE LOVE FOR CASSANDRA"]. On the verso the caption reads: "Grenoble et La Côte Saint André A Hector Berlioz." Both sides of the plaquette are signed G Dupré. 67 x 47 mm. Somewhat rubbed, overall fine. (6012)

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