Filippo Lauri

Medal
ca. 1650 - ca. 1675 (made)
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Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The sitter Filippo Lauri (1623-1694) was trained by his father, Balthasar, his brother and later Angelo Caroselli. His atelier was a private art academy and meeting place for artists and intellectuals. Lauri produced paintings for some of the most prominent families in Rome, including the Colonna, Pamphili and Chigi.

Traviani (active 1647-1675; d. 1675) was a medallist and goldsmith and, in 1655, was one of the three Consuls of the Guild of Goldsmiths in Rome. His medallic patrons included Ferdinando II, Grand-Duke of Tuscany, and Queen Christina of Sweden, who was converted to Catholicism during Alexander VII papacy.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Bronze
Brief Description
Medal, bronze, portrait of Filippo Lauri, by Gioacchino Francesco Travani, Italy (Rome), ca. 1650 - ca. 1675
Physical Description
Obverse: Profile portrait bust of Filippo Lauri to right, clean-shaven with long hair and voluminous robes. Inscribed.

Reverse: An artist, clearly recognisable as Lauri, seated at an easel to left painting a polymast herm on a canvas; the model to the left. Above a flowing ribbon inscribed.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 5.45cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'PHIL.LAVORVS.ROMANVS.PICTOR' (obverse)
  • 'AEMVLAT.ET.SVPERAT.' (reverse)
Object history
Bought together with A.28 to A.31-1977 from Spink's for the total of £430, reduced by 10% to £387, in 1977.
Subjects depicted
Summary
The sitter Filippo Lauri (1623-1694) was trained by his father, Balthasar, his brother and later Angelo Caroselli. His atelier was a private art academy and meeting place for artists and intellectuals. Lauri produced paintings for some of the most prominent families in Rome, including the Colonna, Pamphili and Chigi.



Traviani (active 1647-1675; d. 1675) was a medallist and goldsmith and, in 1655, was one of the three Consuls of the Guild of Goldsmiths in Rome. His medallic patrons included Ferdinando II, Grand-Duke of Tuscany, and Queen Christina of Sweden, who was converted to Catholicism during Alexander VII papacy.
Collection
Accession Number
A.29-1977

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