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Henri IV (1553-1610), King of France

  • Object:

    Portrait medallion

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1815 (modelled)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sevres (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Biscuit porcelain, with blue ground

  • Museum number:

    C.459-1928

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics Study Galleries, Britain & Europe, room 139, case 27, shelf 6

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

Sevres (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Biscuit porcelain, with blue ground

Marks and inscriptions

'Sevres'
'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

Men; Portraits; Kings; Profiles; Monarchs; Ruffs; Noblemen; Henry IV, King of France

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Portraits; Royalty

Collection code

CER

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