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COLOMBE, Michel


Bourges, Cher c. 1430 - Tours, Indre-et-Loire c. 1513

France 16th century


France or Italy 16th century after Michel Colombe.

Louis XII (1462-1515), Roi de France 1498 (face), Inscription (revers)

Louis XII (1462-1515), King of France 1498 (obverse), Inscription (reverse)

early 16th century

bronze

medal and plaquette

Dimensions (HxWxD): diam.: 1 38 in.

reverse:
across top incised: LVD[ovicus] XII

Acc. No.: 1957.14.901.a, b

Credit Line: Samuel H. Kress Collection

Photo credit: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

© Artist:


Provenance

  • 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 the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 11 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. 307
  • 2007 Pollard
    John Graham Pollard, Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue, 2 vols, Washington, 2007, vol. 1, n. 348, repr.