Historical and Commemorative
Collection of Benjamin Weiss
J.P. CLUYSENAAR, ARCHITECT
HART, Laurent Joseph: Belgium, 1842, Bronze, 68 mm
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.