Superb French Great War Medal Group


12 Awards mounted and framed
All in good condition with original ribbons as awarded
Contained in a period French gilt wood frame.

Royal, Imperial and National Order of the Legion of Honour, 3rd Republic, officer (Ordre Royal, Impérial et National de la Légion d’Honneur, 3ème République, officier), 1870-1951 issue

Croix de Guerre
French WWI War Cross
1914-1917 issue Three star citation and palm leaf

Combatant’s Cross
(Croix du Combattant) 1914-1918

Medal Commemorative of the Great War
(Médaille commémorative de la Grande Guerre) 1914-1918

Médaille Militaire
3rd Republic 1870–1940

Inter-Allied Victory Medal, French official issue
(Médaille Inter-Alliée de la Victoire) 1914-1918 by Morlon,

Order of Social Merit, officer
(Ordre du Mérite Social, officier)

Medal for the Military Wounded
(Médaille des Blessés Militaires)

Verdun Medal, Rare Revillon version (Médaille de Verdun, modèle Revillon)
with Verdun bar

Medal of the National Union of Combatants
(Médaille de l’Union Nationale des Combattants)

Medal Commemorative of the 50th Anniversary of the Great War (Médaille Commémorative de la 50ème Anniversaire de la Grande Guerre), 1968,

Medal of Honour of Posts and Telegraphs, silver version
(Médaille d’Honneur des Postes et Télégraphes, 2ème modèle)

Frame size 33 x 27 cms

Price £375.00

Ref:2128

Portrait of Mr.C Suthers and Miss Suthers by Robert Crozier 1815-1891

Portrait of Mr.C Suthers and Miss Suthers
With a favourite horse and dogs
Signed and dated 1854
Large oil painting on canvas 43 x 54.1/2 inches (110 x 138 cm)

Charles Suthers was the owner of Oxford Mill, Oldham

Robert Crozier was born in Blackburn in 1815, the son of George Crozier, a saddler and one of the leaders of a group of working-class amateur botanists. When Crozier was ten his family moved briefly to Bolton, before settling in Warrington in April 1826. From the age of twelve until he was twenty, Crozier was apprenticed to a coach painter called William Maskey. However, during this time Crozier also studied under John Kitchingham, a local teacher of drawing, grammar, miniature painting and botany, until Kitchingham was killed in a railway accident.
In 1836 Crozier moved to Manchester, where he remained for the rest of his life. He became a pupil of Henry Travis, before going on to study at the Manchester School of Design under John Zephania Bell in 1838. In the same year, Crozier was to marry Ellen Morgan of Liverpool; they had two daughters and a son. On leaving the School of Design, in 1845 Crozier went to study under William Bradley, and it was after this that he gained his reputation as a portrait painter. In 1851, at Bradley’s suggestion, he opened a studio in St Anne’s Street. Crozier first exhibited at the Royal Manchester Institution in 1841, and at the Royal Academy in 1854, but it was the success of the ‘Exhibition of Works of Local Artists’ at Peel Park, Salford, in 1857, that encouraged Crozier and other local artists to set up the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts in 1859. Shortly after its foundation Crozier was appointed Literary Secretary of the Academy, a position which he held until he was elected Treasurer in 1868, and from 1878 until a month before his death he was President of the Academy. His wife Ellen died in 1880. Crozier died at his home in Sydney Street, off Oxford Road in Manchester, on 7th February 1891.

The Robert Crozier collection was sold at auction in November 1995 by order of an anonymous Cheshire collector. The previous custodial history of the collection is not known. The collection was divided into seventeen lots, all but three of which (This painting is one of the 3) were purchased by the John Rylands University Library of Manchester.

Literature: Thomas Letherbrow, Robert Crozier: a memoir (Manchester: J.E. Cornish, 1891). Page 44

Price £On Request

Edward VIII (The Duke of Windsor) Sunlight in the East by Fred Roe


Sunlight in the East’
by Fred Roe 1864-1947
Oil painting on canvas 36 x 44 inches
Signed and numbered lower left

Exhibited Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto 1935

Edward VIII (The Duke of Windsor; 1894 –1972) during one of his visits to the East End of London. Throughout the 1920s Edward, as Prince of Wales, represented his father, King George V, at home and abroad on many occasions. He took a particular interest in visiting the poverty stricken areas of the country.

Fred Roe was born in Cambridge, the son of Robert Henry Roe, painter and engraver; He went on to study at Heatherley School of Fine Art under Seymour Lucas. Roe first exhibited at the prestigious Royal Academy in 1877, was elected to the RBA in 1895, then to the Royal Institute of British Painters in 1909. He spent many years living in London being recorded in the 1901 census as living in Hampstead with his wife and son (Frederic Gordon Roe who became an art critic).
Roe developed a successful career as a painter of historical genre subjects, often connected with the Tower of London. He painted several pictures of Joan of Arc, and also some showing incidents in the life of Nelson. He was an accomplished portrait painter and his work can be found in many public collections including the National Portrait Gallery in London. During his career, Roe was best known for his large historical compositions set in period costumes. He is known to have worked in oils and watercolour.

Price £On Request

Ref:2033a

King Charles I, cast lead medal 1636, by Hans Reinhardt the younger

 
Cast lead medal, 1636, by Hans Reinhardt the younger, conjoined busts of Charles I and Henrietta Maria right, dividing date 16 – 36, he in armour wearing wide lace collar and Garter George on ribbon, she with pearl necklace, CAR ET MAR DG ANGL FRANC ET HIBER RR, rev., seated figures of Justice and Peace, embracing, two infant genii in attendance, IVSTITIA ET PAX OSCVLATÆ SVNT PSAL 84, 55mm (MI 278/82; Eim. 128). The variety with a stop point between the two R’s at end of obverse legend,

Very fine and very rare.

The Anglo Dutch Fishing Treaty of 1636 saw the Dutch pay £30,000 to be permitted to fish in British waters. Some of the money was financed the deployment of a fleet to clear the seas of pirates.

Provenance: The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £480.00

Ref:239

Rene BURBAUD 1891-1914 107e Regiment of Infantry

 

FRENCH WORLD WAR I
A photogravure, hand-finished, studio portrait photograph
of

Rene BURBAUD
Born Confolens, Charente 25th Oct 1891
Enlisted Angouleme Class of 1911 Matricule No.1100
Soldier 2n Class 107e Regiment of Infantry
Killed feu de l’ennemi (enemy fire) Chalons-en-Champagne (Marne) 27th September 1914

On paper 35 x 27 cm
With copies of soldiers service records.

Price £55.00

Ref:2036

King Charles VI. 1685 – 1740 Holy Roman emperor


Charles VI on horseback, with a view of Vienna
(born Oct. 1, 1685, Vienna, Austria—died Oct. 20, 1740, Vienna), Holy Roman emperor from 1711 and, as Charles III, archduke of Austria and king of Hungary. … From 1704 to 1711 he attempted to impose his rule but succeeded only in Catalonia
Engraver Johann Conrad Reiff (d.1726)

49 x 39 cm inc margin

Price £65.00

Ref:1925a

John Casimir, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau


John Casimir, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (1596 -1660), German prince of the House of Ascania. He was ruler of the principality of Anhalt-Dessau from 1618 to 1660.
Artist: Martin Bernigeroth (1670 Rammelburg; – 1733 Leipzig)

Size 35 x 23 cms

Price £55.00

Ref:3511

French WWI 1914-18 Médaille Militaire Adjutant-chef 151e regiment infantry


Médaille Militaire 3rd Republic 1870–1940
As Awarded to
Edmond Maxime Emile VINCENT
Adjudant-chef 151e et 351e régiments d’infanterie
Born 29 May 1879 Paris, died 21 December 1951 Chatellerault
Contained in a French period frame with original Medaille Militaire award certificate signed by the Chef du Bureau 12 Febuary 1914
41 x 52 cm
Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping

Price £45.00

Ref:1838