PARIS. Action de 300 livres. black. The owner of this share was not only a shareholder in a school in Paris, but also owned a share in the books, furniture and scientific equipment of the school.The first Lycée (today a secondary school but in the 18th century more widely a 'center of advanced education') in Paris opened in 1780 (Soc. des Neufs Soeurs). In 1781 follows the "Musée de Monsieur" which, despite what its name suggests, focuses on science rather than art education. In 1790, the "Musée" is renamed simply "Lycée" and survives the revolutionary period, but not without changing its name to Lycée Républicain in 1793 and to Athénée de Paris in 1802, becoming Athenée royal de Paris in 1814. Some of its most famous teachers include the chemists Fourcroy and Chaptal, the mathematician Monge, the biologist Cuvier, and authors La Harpe and Marmontel. The share is issued to Jean Antoine Huodon (1741-1828). He was a highly regarded sculptor, portretting many of his famous contemporaries (Voltaire, Mirabeau, Rousseau, Napoleon and even Tsar Alexander I). We could also decipher 2 of the 3 signatures on the share: those of Mathieu Montmorency-Laval (foreign minister of France) and Marc Antoine Jullien who played a political role during the Revolution. Only two pieces known to us. From an old collection.
Themes: ASSOCIATIONS, BEFORE 1800
Date: 1 January 1791
Startprice: € 1000