1900 paris xrare cycling art nouveau medal angel on bicycle by f. vernon
5cm,63 GR ,BRONZE,boxed, Paris by FamousFrédéric Charles Victor de Vernon (1858-1912) – one of the all-time great French engravers. Entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1879, where he studied under the supreme master, Chaplain, amongst others. Won the Great Prize of Rome for medals in 1887, spending the next two years at Villa Medici in Rome. Awarded a bronze medal at the 1889 Paris Exposition Universelle. Became an associate of the Société des Artistes Français in 1896. Commissioned to engrave the medal of the 1900 Paris Olympic Games. Won a gold medal at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle, and became a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur. After Chaplain’s death, Vernon succeeded him both as a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts and as Professor of Medal Engraving at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts Yacht Club de France Burgee and Ensign of the Yacht Club de France Formation 1867 Legal status active Purpose/focus advocate and public voice, educator and network for Recreational boating , and competitive sailors, coaches, volunteers and events Location France Official languages French Affiliations UNCL , Yacht Club Italiano Website http://www.ycf-club.frThe Yacht Club de France is one of the most important yacht clubs in France .Contents [ hide ] 1 History 2 Activities 3 References 4 External links History [ edit ]It was established in 1867, during the Second French Empire . This club was bestowed Royal Patronage by HRH Emperor Napoleon III and its first president was Admiral Rigault de Genouilly.In 1891, a new club was founded, the Union des Yachts Francais, Société d'Encouragement pour la Navigation de Plaisance . In 1907 the two clubs merged and were recognized by the International Yacht Racing Union (now the International Sailing Federation ).In 1993, as part of the Club's 125th celebrations, Maïté Etchechoury wrote "Yacht-club de France : sous-série GG7 : répertoire numérique détaillé." 
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