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Medal - Henri de Maleyssic

Henri de Maleyssic

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1635 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dupré, Abraham, born 1604 - died 1647 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    5918-1859

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medallion is made by Abraham Dupré (1604-1647), son of Guillaume Dupré, in France in 1635.

It depicts on the obverse the bust of Heinrich de Maleyssic, Governor of Pignerol. On the reverse are the gates of Pignerol in the form of a triumphal arch, from which peers a dog. A view of the fortress appears in the exergue.

Physical description

This medallion depicts on the obverse the bust of Heinrich de Maleyssic, Governor of Pignerol. On the reverse are the gates of Pignerol in the form of a triumphal arch, from which peers a dog. A view of the fortress appears in the exergue.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1635 (made)

Artist/maker

Dupré, Abraham, born 1604 - died 1647 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 10.79 cm

Object history note

made after a model of his father Guillaume Dupré

Descriptive line

Medallion, bronze, bust of Henri de Maleyssic, by Abraham Dupré, France, 1635

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1859. In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 37
Jones, Mark. Catalogue of the French Medals in the British Museum, Vol II, 1600-1672. London: 1988, p. 113, No 73 and pp. 107-109, No 69

Production Note

made after a model of his father Guillaume Dupré

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Fortress; Arch; Dog

Categories

Medallions; Sculpture; Portraits

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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