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Louis XIV

French
1667 or 19th century
Artist Jean Mauger (French, 1648–1722)


Object Place: Europe, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Médailles sur les Principaux Evénéments du Règne de Louis le Grand.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.819

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XIV (1638-1715), king of France.

Obverse: Profile bustof Louis XIV looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “LUDOVICUS XIIII·REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS·” and under bust “I·MAVGER·F·”.

Reverse: Three putto in foreground–at proper right one is drawing, at center one is painting, and at proper left one is scultping; buildings in background and banner above; inscribed on banner “SCHOLAE AUGUSTAE”, at proper right “B”, and in exergue “ACADEMIA REGIA PICT·ET SCULPT·/[L]UTETIA ET ROMAE INST/M·DC·LXVII·”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed under bust "I·MAVGER·F·" and at edge "LUDOVICUS XIIII·REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS·".

Reverse: Inscribed on banner "SCHOLAE AUGUSTAE", at proper right "B", and in exergue "ACADEMIA REGIA PICT·ET SCULPT·/[ ]UTETIA ET ROMAE INST/M·DC·LXVII·".

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay