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François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon

French
1825
Artist Francois-Augustin Caunois (French, 1787–1859)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 51 mm (2 in.)

Accession Number

17.123

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon (1651-1715), archbishop of Cambrai, commemorating his tomb in the cathedral of Cambrai.

Obverse: Profile bust of François looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “FRANCISUS ARCH.DUX CAMERACENCIS.” and under bust “CAUNOIS F”.

Reverse: Tomb monument at center consisting of canopy over reclining effigy; inscribed at edge “URBI VENERANDUS ET ORBI.”, on monument “MONUMENT ERIGE A FENELON/DANS LA CATHEDRALE/DE CAMBRAI”, and below “1825”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "FRANCISUS ARCH.DUX CAMERACENCIS." and under bust "CAUNOIS F".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "URBI VENERANDUS ET ORBI.", on monument "MONUMENT ERIGE A FENELON/DANS LA CATHEDRALE/DE CAMBRAI", and below "1825".

Provenance

By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)

Credit Line

Bequest of J. B. How