Portrait medallion depicting James I, Anne of Denmark, and Charles, Prince W
Attributed to Simon de Passe (about 1595-1647)
Object Place: Europe, London, England
H. 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.); W. 5.1 cm (2 in.); Weight 17.1 g (11 dwt)
Medium or Technique
Alyce Morrissey Gallery (Kunstkammer) (Gallery 143)
The oval medallion is finely engraved on the obverse with the portrait busts of James I, Anne of Denmark, and Charles, Prince of Wales. The reverse depicts the royal arms of James and Anne of Denmark supported by a lion and a wild man and surmounted by a helmet, coronet, and mantling. Below are the feathers and motto of the Prince of Wales and the mottoes of the King and Queen. The medallion is formed from a thin sheet of silver and engraved.
Armorials: Engraved on the reverse, the royal arms of James I and Anne of Denmark
Inscriptions: Engraved around edge of reverse, IACOBUS D.G MAG: BRITT: ET. HIB. REX. ET SERENISS. ANNA D:G. MAG. BRITT REGINA UNA CUM ILL.P. CAROLI M. BRIT. PRINCIpis - OTENTISS:
Sotheby & Co., London, June 22, 1972, lot 129; purchased from Cyril Humphris, Ltd., London, December 13, 1972, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour.
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour