Charles Ferdinand: Death of Caroline Ferdinande Louise
Artist Augustin Armand Caqué (French, 1793–1881)
Object Place: France
Diameter and weight: 37 mm (1 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; copper alloy
Not On View
Circular medal of Charles Ferdinand (1778-1820), duke of Berry, commemorating the death of his wife, Caroline Ferdinande Louise (1870).
Obverse: Profile bust of Charles Ferdinand looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “C.F.DUC DE BERRI NE LE 24 JANV.1778.MORT ASSASSINE LE 14 FEV.1820” and under bust “CAQUE.F.”.
Reverse: Standing woman in classical dress weeping and leaning on pedestal mounted by a draped urn; inscribed at edge “NOUS QUI SOUFFRONS DE SA DOULEUR PLEURONS AVEC LA JEUNE VEUVE”, on pedestal “CAROLINE/A MARQUE/ICI/SA PLACE”, and in exergue “ELLE PORTE DANS SON SEIN/LESPOIR DE LA FRANCE”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "C.F.DUC DE BERRI NE LE 24 JANV.1778.MORT ASSASSINE LE 14 FEV.1820" and under bust "CAQUE.F.".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "NOUS QUI SOUFFRONS DE SA DOULEUR PLEURONS AVEC LA JEUNE VEUVE", on pedestal "CAROLINE/A MARQUE/ICI/SA PLACE", and in exergue "ELLE PORTE DANS SON SEIN/LESPOIR DE LA FRANCE".
By 1917, John B. How; 1917, gift of the Estate of John B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 1917)
Gift of the Estate of John B. How