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CANDIDA, Giovanni


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


François de Valois (1494-1547), futur roi François Ier (face), Salamandre dans les flammes (revers)

François de Valois (1494-1547), afterwards King Francois I of France (obverse), Salamander in Flames (reverse)

1504

bronze

medal and plaquette

Dimensions (HxWxD): diameter: 2 916 in.

obverse:
around circumference: FRANCOIS DVC DE VALOIS COMTE DANGOLESME AV X AN D[e] S[on] EA[ge]
reverse:
around circumference: NOTRISCO AL BVONO STINGO EL REO MCCCCCIIII

Acc. No.: 1957.14.826.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, 24 August 2011
  • 1895 La Tour
    Henri de La Tour, Jean de Candida, médailleur, sculpteur, diplomate, historien, Paris, 1895, p. 133-138
  • 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. 232
  • 1983 Wilson
    Carolyn C. Wilson, Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1983, p. 197, n. 7
  • 2007 Pollard
    John Graham Pollard, Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue, 2 vols, Washington, 2007, vol 2, n. 606, repr.

Related works

  • Bronze, follower of Candida, Salamander in Flames (reverse), 1504, 1957.14.826.b