See also: Jules Chaplain
Prize winner of the Price of Rome, Chaplain is boarder of the Villa Médicis of 1864 with 1867. He is received with the Académie of the fine arts in 1881 directing and is named of the Manufacture of Sevres in 1895.
Engraver recognized and admired at the end of for his series of medals, it passes to the posterity especially for the engraving of the last parts of 10 and 20 gold francs of the French monetary system which are emitted of 1899 with 1914.
The louis or Napoleon of the Third Republic represented opposite presents to the right a head of Marianne capped Phrygian cap and crowned sheets of oak. With the reverse, the cock and the currency “Freedom - Equality - Fraternity” . The war of 1914 will be right of the system of the germinal Franc.
It would have also designed the composition taken again by Robert Louis for the semi-official armorial bearings of the French Republic.
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