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CANDIDA, Giovanni


Naples (?), Italy before 1450 - France little after 1504


Thomas Bohier, Général des Finances de Normandie (face), Armes de Thomas Bohier (revers)

Thomas Bohier, General des Finances of Normandy (obverse), Arms of Thomas Bohier (reverse)

1503, later cast

bronze

medal and plaquette

Dimensions (HxWxD): diameter: 2 916 in.

obverse:
around circumference: THOMAS BOHIER GENERAL DE NORMANDIE
around bottom circumference: MCCCCCIII
reverse:
around circumference: SIL VIENT A POINT

Acc. No.: 1957.14.825.a, b

Credit Line: Samuel H. Kress Collection

Photo credit: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

© Artist : public domain


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 of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 23 August 2011
  • 1895 La Tour
    Henri de La Tour, Jean de Candida, médailleur, sculpteur, diplomate, historien, Paris, 1895, p. 129-132
  • 1967 Hill and Pollard
    George Francis Hill and Graham Pollard. Renaissance Medals from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art, London, 1967, n. 231
  • 2007 Pollard
    John Graham Pollard, Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue, 2 vols, Washington, 2007, vol 2, n. 605, repr.