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Medal - Jean du Caylar de Saint-Bonnet

Jean du Caylar de Saint-Bonnet

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1634 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dupré, Guillaume (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.363-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The medal depicts Jean du Caylar de Saint-Bonnet (1585-1636), who was Maréschal de Toyras and is amde by Guillaume Dupré.
The commemorative portrait medal was especially highly regarded in France during the first half of the 17th century. Guillaume Dupré (1579-1644), court medallist to Henry IV, undertook medallic portrait commissions in Italy from 1612. Dupré's grasp of the Italian tradition, together with his considerable technical skills, enabled him to cast medals in a style that proved influential on succeeding generations of French medallists.

Physical description

Medal depicts on the obverse the bust to right of de Toyras, wearing over armour a deep lace collar and a scarf, and the cross of an order. Inscription.
On the reverse above a landscape, a radiant sun, surrounded by clouds. Inscription.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1634 (dated)

Artist/maker

Dupré, Guillaume (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'LE MARESCHAL DE TOYRAS - GVIL DVPRE F 1634'
obverse

'ADVERSA CORONANT'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 6 cm

Object history note

From the Salting bequest.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Jean du Caylar de Saint-Bonnet, by Guillaume Dupré, France, dated 1634

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. 54
Jones, Mark. Catalogue of the French Medals in the British Museum, Vol II, 1600-1672. London: 1988, pp. 104-107, No 67

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Sun; Landscape

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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