Historical and Commemorative Medals
Collection of Benjamin Weiss

J.P. CLUYSENAAR, ARCHITECT

HART, Laurent Joseph: Belgium, 1842, Bronze, 68 mm
Obv: Bust of Cluysenaar    A J.P. CLUYSENAAR ARCHITECTE LA SOCIETE ROYALE DE LA GRANDE HARMONIE DE BRUXELLES
Rev: Interior of conservatory of music. At left, COMMENCE LE 7 SEPTEMBRE 1841 At right, ACHEVE LE 6 FEVRIER 1842
Exergue: J.P. CLUYSENAAR ARCHITECTE HART GRAVEUR
Signed: HART FECIT
Ref: Eidlitz 40/248; Guioth 341; Tourneur 577;  Forrer II, p. 433;  Weiss BW154

Jean Pierre Cluysenaar (1811-1880) was born in Holland and moved to Brussels at an early age where he spent a good portion of his career. Early in his career he designed private residences and chateaux, later devoting himself to museums, churches and other monumental buildings, notably the cathedral at Monaco and the conservatory of music in Brussels. This medal, which was formally presented to him on July 15, 1843, commemorates the work of Cluysenaar for the conservatory of music.

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