La qualité "Belle Épreuve" est la plus haute qualité numismatique devant les qualités "Brillant Universel" (BU) et "courante". Une pièce belle épreuve est une pièce obtenue au moyen de coins et de flans spécialement préparés et de conditions de frappe particulières, de sorte que les motifs de gravure ressortent avec une grande netteté et que la surface est sans défaut. Les fonds de la gravure sont extrêmement brillants, les reliefs sont matés.
Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the major masterpieces of French museums or having been painted in France.Marie Antoinette with a Rose is a painting by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun created in 1783. Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France and Navarre from 17...
Marie Antoinette with a rose, Elisabeth Vigée le Brun 10€ silver coin colorized Proof quality yeardate 2023
Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the major masterpieces of French museums or having been painted in France.
Marie Antoinette with a Rose is a painting by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun created in 1783. Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1791, then Queen of the French from 1791 to 1792, was the last queen of the Ancien Régime. This painting, exhibited in the “Petit Trianon” - the queen's estate at the “Château de Versailles” - is the most famous of Marie Antoinette's paintings.
The obverse depicts one of Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun's works: Marie Antoinette with a rose painted in 1783. The "chefs d’œuvre des musées“ (museum masterpieces) stamp, which signs all the coins in this series, has been added at the top right and blends in with the work. The particularity of the 10€ Silver is that it is coloured. The Petit Trianon, in which the work is exhibited, is an integral part of the design as it represents one of the sides of the frame. The name of the work, that of the artist and the yeardate 2023 complete the display.
The reverse is common to the series. It depicts several views of many major French museums. An interior view of the Musée d’Orsay, on the top left, is recognizable by its distinctive clock. Beside that is a view of the façade of the Louvre as seen from the Napoleon courtyard where the pyramid is located. Below these two elements, a fresco shows the Hôtel Salé, which houses the Picasso Museum. The lower portion of the reverse side features a view of the façade of Hôtel Biron, the current Rodin Museum, and above, the famous Centre Pompidou stairway. The face value and the words “République Française” are also inscribed on the reverse side.
Launched in 2017, this series pays tribute in the biggest masterpieces of our museums and commemorates the trends and influences of our History - Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionism...
The Museums' Masterpieces series, or when art meets art. Every year it is a great pleasure to pay tribute to such extraordinary artworks, but it is also a challenge for engraving! That of sublimating these artworks as best we can and using our ancestral methods to translate the artistic power and subliminal effects of these immense original artists.
Trained at the best schools, they have the years of experience behind them necessary to master all aspects of the craft. Using industrial oil-based modelling clay and working from a design executed freehand or with CAD software, they skilfully fashion a low relief model in order to enhance the engraving and the way it catches the light. They work alternately with concave and convex plaster moulds until satisfied they have achieved the best 3D rendering of the design.
The first minters began to ply their trade in France when striking with a hammer appeared in the 4th century BC. Nowdays, minsters use press instead of a hammer. Their knowledge of dies, engraving and metals, and their expertise - passed seamlessly down from one generation to the next for centuries - guarantees the excellence of their work.
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