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Francesco IV Gonzaga

French
after 1612
Artist Guillaume Dupré (French, 1574–1642)


Object Place: Europe, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Kress 561.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 163 mm (6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

16.349

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze (brown patina)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular uniface medal of Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua. Beaded edge and pierced. Profile bust of Francesco looking to proper left, wearing armor, a high ruffled collar, and a badge of the Order of the Precious Blood of our Saviour; inscribed at edge “FRAN·III·D·G·DVX·MANTV·MONT·FER·III·AN·I·AET·XXVI·” and under bust “G·DVPRE·F·16[ ]”.

Inscription

Inscribed at edge "FRAN·III·D·G·DVX·MANTV·MONT·FER·III·AN·I·AET·XXVI·" and under bust "G·DVPRE·F·16[ ]".

Provenance

By 1916, Horatio Greenough Curtis; 1916, gift of Horatio Greenough Curtis to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 7, 1916)

Credit Line

Gift of Horatio Greenough Curtis