CANDIDA, Giovanni

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

Nicolas Maugras, Evêque d'Uzès (1483-1503) (face), Armes de Maugras sur une crosse (revers)

Nicolas Maugras, Bishop of Uzes (1483-1503) (obverse), Arms of Maugras over a Crozier (reverse)

c. 1503

bronze (high rim)

medal and plaquette

Dimensions (HxWxD): diameter: 3 516 in.

around circumference: +NICOLAVS MALEGRASSI EP[iscopu]S VCECIENSIS
around circumference: IN VMBRA MANVS SVE PROTEXIT ME D[omi]N[u]S

Acc. No.: 1957.14.823.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 of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to the National Gallery of Art, Washington


  • Museum's website, 24 August 2011
  • 1895 La Tour
    Henri de La Tour, Jean de Candida, médailleur, sculpteur, diplomate, historien, Paris, 1895, p. 124-126
  • 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. 229
  • 1983 Wilson
    Carolyn C. Wilson, Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1983, p. 197, n. 8
  • 2007 Pollard
    John Graham Pollard, Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue, 2 vols, Washington, 2007, vol 1, n. 263, repr.