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Louis XV

French
1784
Artist Benjamin Duvivier (French, 1730–1819)


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Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 42 mm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.70

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork

Circular medal of Louis XV.

Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XV looking to proper right; inscribed at edge and under bust.

Reverse: Inscribed at center.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUD·XV·REX CHRISTIANISS." and under bust "B. DUVIVIER F.".

Reverse: "AD/XII.PUERORUM/ET/XII.PUELLARUM/GRATUIT EDUCATIONEM/HOSPITIUM/A NIC.BEAUJON/REG·CONS·FUNDAT/MDCCLXXXIV".

Provenance

By 1930, Malcolm Storer; 1930, given by Malcolm Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Storer