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BERNARD, Thomas

Paris 1650 - Paris 1713

Turenne (Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne-Bouillon, vicomte de Turenne, maréchal de France, 1611-1675)

Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Prince Viscount of Turenne, Marshal of France (1611-1675)

1683

bronze

medal and plaquette

Dimensions (HxWxD): diam. 2 18 in.

Acc. No.: 1966.131.87

Credit Line: Gift of Amanda Marchesa Molinari

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • 1966, Gift of Amanda Marchesa Molinari [born Amanda Hendrickson, graduated 1903 Bryn Mawr College, married 1911 Marchese Cesare G. Molinari d'Incisa, lived in Paris, died 1968]

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, August 31, 2015
  • 1976 Norris and Weber
    Andrea S. Norris and Ingrid Weber, Medals and Plaquettes from the Molinari Collection at Bowdoin College, introduction to the Medals Catalogue by Graham Pollard, introduction to the Plaquettes Catalogue by Ingrid Weber, Brunswick, Maine, Wesleyan University Press, 1976, p. 70 n° 261, ill. (accessible on line at: https://archive.org/stream/medalsplaquettes00bowd/medalsplaquettes00bowd_djvu.txt)

Comment

  • 1976 Norris and Weber, p. 70:
    Reverse represents a tree, with wreaths hanging from its branches, struck by lightning. It refers to a legend that laurel is never struck by lightning.