Louis XVI

French
1774
Artist Benjamin Duvivier (French, 1730–1819), Artist Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux (French, 1751–1832)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 60 mm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.69

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XVI.

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

Reverse: Colonnaded courtyard with façade at center; inscribed above, at proper right, and in exergue.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LUDOVICUS XVI REX CHRISTIANISS" and under bust "B. DU VIVIER F·".

Reverse: Inscribed above "AEDES ACADEMI·ET SCHO·CHIRURGO", at proper right "N·GATTEAUX·F·", and in exergue "REGIA MUNIFICENTIA INCHOAT/MDCCLXX ABSOL/MDCCLXXIV".

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Storer