French Sculpture Census

photo credit :, August 17, 2011
artist © : public domain

after a model attributed to
PILON, Germain
Paris 1535 - Paris 1590

Charles IX, roi de France (1550-1574)
Charles iX, King of France (1550-1574)

19th century after a model of the 16th century

H. 21 1/4

Acc. No. : 14.40.683
Credit Line : Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913

New York, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


  • Château de Magnac-Laval, Limousin, France
  • Possibly Connétable Anne de Montmorency
  • Possibly Duc de Montmorency Laval
  • Montmorency-Laval family
  • Listed in Altmann’s collection as coming from the château of Magnac-Laval, which became a property of Pierre de Montmorency-Laval in 1681. The author is vague: “it may be considered” to have belonged originally to the Montmorency family; “it has been insinuated that it was a royal present to Anne de Montmorency.” The handbook of the Benjamin Altman Collection states that it “remained from the time of its execution until recently in the ancestral château of the Duc de Montmorency Laval.”
  • 1913, Bequest of Benjamin Altman