DELAUNE, Etienne

Paris or Orléans, Loiret 1518/1519 - Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin 1583 or 1595?

Henri II (1519-1559), Roi de France 1547 (face), Gloire, Abondance, Victoire (revers)

Henri II (1519-1559), King of France 1547 (obverse), Fame, Abundance, Victory (reverse)

late cast from a 16th c. model


medal and plaquette

Dimensions (HxWxD): diameter: 2 116 in.

around circumference: HENRICVS II FRANCOR[um] REX INVICTISS[imus]P[ater] P[atriae]
around circumference: TE COPIA LAVRO ET FAMA BEARVNT
across bottom: NV[m]I[n]A

Acc. No.: 1957.14.1137.a, b

Credit Line: Samuel H. Kress Collection

Photo credit: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

© Artist : public domain


  • Paris, Gustave Dreyfus (1837-1914)
  • his estate
  • 1930, Purchased by Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York
  • 1945, Purchased by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York
  • 1957, gift to National Gallery of Art, Washington


  • Museum's website, 8 August 2011
  • 1967 Hill, Pollard
    George Francis Hill, and Graham Pollard, Renaissance Medals from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art, London, 1967, n. 542
  • 2007 Pollard
    John Graham Pollard, Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue, 2 vols, Washington, 2007, vol 2, n. 619, repr.

Related works

  • Bronze medal, 1552, in the same museum, 1997.114.7.a, b.
    Gilt bronze medal, 1552, in the same museum, 1985.27.1.a, b.
    Silver medal, 1552, in the same museum, 1957.14.1136.a, b.