'Henry IV and His wife Marie de' Medici', Guillaume Dupré'

'Henry IV and His wife Marie de' Medici', Guillaume Dupré'

'Henry IV and His wife Marie de' Medici'
Medal (obverse view)
Guillaume Dupré (about 1579-1642)
France (Paris),
1605
Bronze, cast;
Museum no. 5779-1859

Dupré was the first French medallist to appreciate and exploit fully the tradition of medallic portraiture that had been developed in Italy in the 16th century. His work is distinguished by the subtle low relief, created in the wax model, and the outstanding quality of the casting.

Legend in Latin, 'Henri IV most Christian King, Marie, Empress'