Francesco IV Gonzaga
Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
Diameter: 16.3 cm (6 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; cast bronze
Not On View
Circular uniface medal of Francesco IV Gonzaga, duke of Mantua. Beaded rim and pierced at top. 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·1612”.
Inscribed on back “J·B·KELLER·1654”.
Inscribed at edge "FRAN·III·D·G·DVX·MANTV·MONT·FER·III·AN·I·AET·XXVI·" and under bust "G·DVPRE·F·1612".
On back: Inscribed "J·B·KELLER·1654".
By 1971, consigned by J. Fischer to Heim Gallery, London; 1971, sold by Heim Gallery to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1971)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour