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Medal - Equestrian Staute of Louis XV in Bordeaux

Equestrian Staute of Louis XV in Bordeaux

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1733 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Duvivier, Jean, born 1687 - died 1761 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.64-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal depicting an equestrian statue of Louis XV in Brodeaux is made by Jean Duvivier (1687-1761)
Duvivier, in 1714, following his arrival in Paris four years earlier, began to work at the Mint, succeeding Mauger as Director in 1722. His medallic output was prolific, producing more than 400 medal dies. He exhibited at the Paris Salons of 1737, 1739, 1740, 1746 and 1750.

Physical description

Obverse: Equestrian statue of Louis XV at Bordeaux with flowing drapery to figure's left, set on a sculpted plinth, with a legend.
Reverse: Buildings and equestrian statue. Inscription.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1733 (made)

Artist/maker

Duvivier, Jean, born 1687 - died 1761 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'CIVITAS BURDIGAL OPTIMO PRINCIPI' [and signed] 'J Duvivier F' [with date] 'MDCCXXXIII'
'The city of Bordeaux to the best Leader'
obverse

'PRAESIDIUM ET DECUS' [and signed] 'J DUVIVIER F'
'Defence and Virtue' [and signed F for] 'fecit'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 6 cm

Object history note

Given by Professor J. Hull Grundy and Mrs. Ann Hull Grundy, in 1978.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Equestrian Staute of Louis XV in Bordeaux, by Jean Duvivier, French, 1733

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

Forrer, L. Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, I, London, 1904, pp. 683-685

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Buildings; Plinth; Statue

Categories

Coins & Medals; Royalty; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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