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DELAUNE, Etienne

Paris or Orléans, Loiret 1518/1519 - Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin 1583 or 1595?

Henri II (1519-1559), Roi de France 1547 / Gloire, Abondance, Victoire

Henri II, King of France (b. 1519; r. 1547-1559)

after 1552

gilt copper alloy cast

medal and plaquette

Dimensions (HxWxD): diam. 2 116 in.

obverse:
around circumference: HENRICVS II FRANCOR[um] REX INVICTISS[imus]P[ater] P[atriae]
reverse:
around circumference: BEARVNT.TE.COPIA.LAVRO.ET.FAMA.
across bottom: NV[m]I[n]A

Acc. No.: 2016.2.31

Credit Line: Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher

Photo credit: The Frick Collection, New York

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • 2016, Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher

Bibliography

  • Museum's website (accessed September 2018 and March 2019)
  • 2017 Ng
    Aimee Ng, The Pursuit of Immortality: Masterpieces from the Scher Collection of Portrait Medals, New York, The Frick Collection, in association with D Giles Limited, London, 2017 (not mentioned)

Related works

  • Other copies:
    - Bronze, Washington, D. C., The National Gallery of Art, 1957.14.1137.a, b.
    - Bronze, Washington, D. C., The National Gallery of Art, 1997.114.7.a, b.
    - Gilt bronze, Washington, D. C., The National Gallery of Art, 1985.27.1.a, b.
    - Silver, Washington, D. C., The National Gallery of Art, 1957.14.1136.a, b.