Louis XV: Completion of Saint Sulpice Church, Paris

French
1754
Artist Jean Duvivier (French, 1687–1761), Artist Charles Norbert Roëttiers (French, 1720–1772)


Dimensions

Diameter: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1208

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XV, king of France (1710-1774), commemorating the completion of Saint Sulpice church in Paris.

Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XV looking to proper left, wearing a laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “LUD·XV·REX CHRISTIANISS·” and on bust “J·DUVIVIER F·”.

Reverse: Perspectival view of façade of Saint Sulpice church with square before it and flanking buildings; two fountains and city activities depicted in square; inscribed above “BASILICAE ET URBI ADDITUM DECUS”, across field in two rectangles “RÖETTIERS FILIUS.”, and in exergue “S·SULPITII AREA/M·DCCLIV·”.

Inscription

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

Reverse: Inscribed above "BASILICAE ET URBI ADDITUM DECUS", across field in two rectangles "RÖETTIERS FILIUS.", and in exergue "S·SULPITII AREA/M·DCCLIV·".

Provenance

By 2006, Earle Havens; 2006, given by Earle Havens to the MFA. (June 21, 2006)

Credit Line

Gift of Earle Havens