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Henry IV, Marie de'Medici, and the Dauphin

French
1607
Artist Guillaume Dupré (French, 1574–1642)


Mint: France

Dimensions

Framed diameter: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1971.144

Medium or Technique

Metal; lead in wooden frame

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular uniface medal (obverse only) of Henry IV (1553-1610), king of France, Marie de’Medici, and the Dauphin. See 1971.641 for reverse. Set into a wooden frame. Cast of unusual size and is cracked beneath Henry’s beard. Three-quarters bust of Henry IV superimposed on profile bust of Marie looking to proper left. He wears armor and Order of the Holy Ghost; inscribed at edge “HENRIC·IIII·R·CHRIS·MARIA·AVGVSTA·” and under bust “1607/G·DUPRE·F·1605”.

Inscription

Inscribed at edge "HENRIC·IIII·R·CHRIS·MARIA·AVGVSTA·" and under bust "1607/G·DUPRE·F·1605".

Provenance

Baron Lonne, Prague [see note 1]. By 1971, Heim Gallery, London; 1971, sold by the Heim to the MFA. (Accession date: April 14, 1971)

Notes:

[1] Catalogue number 318.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour