'Wilhelm V, Duke of Bavaria

'Wilhelm V, Duke of Bavaria

Wilhelm V, Duke of Bavaria, and his wife Renee
Medal (obverse view)
South Germany
1585
Bronze, cast
Museum no. 170-1867

Compared with the other German medals displayed nearby, the style is noticeably more idealised and Italianate. The sitter, William of Bavaria, was one of Gerhard's most important patrons.
Legend in Latin, 'Do good, O Lord, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts'; in the exergue (below the portraits) 'One heart and one soul. 1585'

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