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Medal - Camillo Gonzaga

Camillo Gonzaga

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1554 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.315-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The depicted Camillo Gonzaga was Count of Novellara. He was the son of Alessandro Gonzaga and succeeded him in 1533. In 1555 he married Barbara Borromeo. With his two brothers he served in the Imperial Army, fighting in Flanders and Germany. He retired in Novellara and led a life of exemplary piety.
The medal shows the Count aged 33.

Physical description

Medal depicts on the obverse bust to left of Gonzaga, bearded, wearing a cloak over armour. Inscription.
On the reverse on the right a stump of a tree with one branch in leaf on which armour is hung. Inscription.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

1554 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'CAMILVS GONZ . COM . NOVELL . AN . XXXIII'
obverse

'AD . VTRVMQVE . PARATVS'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 4.7 cm

Object history note

From the Salting bequest.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Camillo Gonzaga, unknown medallist, Italy, dated 1554

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

'Salting Bequest (A. 70 to A. 1029-1910) / Murray Bequest (A. 1030 to A. 1096-1910)'. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Department of Architecture and Sculpture). London: Printed under the Authority of his Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, EC, p. 45

Materials

Bronze

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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