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Portrait medallion - Henri IV (1553-1610), King of France
  • Henri IV (1553-1610), King of France
    Sèvres porcelain factory
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Henri IV (1553-1610), King of France

  • Object:

    Portrait medallion

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1815 (modelled)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sèvres porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Biscuit porcelain, with blue ground

  • Museum number:

    C.459-1928

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Physical description

Porcelain portrait medallion of Henri IV (1553-1610), King of France, with a blue ground.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1815 (modelled)

Artist/maker

Sèvres porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Biscuit porcelain, with blue ground

Marks and inscriptions

'Sevres'
impressed on truncation

'Mas' inscribed on reverse, for the repairer Jean Mascret

Descriptive line

Portrait medallion of Henri IV (1553-1610), King of France, porcelain, Sèvres porcelain factory, France, 1815

Labels and date

Gallery 128 Decant 2003

This portrait of Henri IV, France's most popular king, was modelled in 1815 by Jean-Charles-Nicolas Brachard (1766-1846) called Brachard aîné. [07/06/2004]

Production Note

The portrait was modelled in 1815 by Jean-Charles-Nicolas Brachard (1766-1846) called Brachard aîné (see Aileen Dawson, French Porcelain: A Catalogue of the British Museum Collection, 1994, cat. 170). Chavagnac & Grollier (Histoire des Manufactures françaises de Porcelaine, Paris, 1906, p. 340) identify the mark 'Mas' as that of Jean Mascret.

Materials

Biscuit

Subjects depicted

Portraits; Ruffs; Profiles; Men; Noblemen; Monarchs; Kings

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Portraits; Royalty

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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