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Mary Tudor, Queen of England

Artist:
Medalist: Jacopo Nizolla da Trezzo (Italian, Milan 1515/19–1589 Madrid)
Date:
ca. 1555
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Lead, cast
Dimensions:
Diam. 2 5/8 in. (67 mm.)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.110.22
Not on view
Jacopo was trained as a gem engraver, sculptor, and architect. In addition to making portrait medals of prominent Milanese individuals, he engraved germs and fabricated objects in precious and semi-precious stones for Cosimo I, the duke of Florence.
Signature: (on obverse) IAC TREZ

Inscription: Obverse: (in margin) MARIA•I•REG[ina]•ANGL[iae]•FRANC[iae]•ET•HIB[erniae]•FIDEI•DEFENSATRIX• (Mary I, Queen of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith.); reverse: (in margin) CECIS TIMIDIS QVIES (Sight for the Blind, Tranquility for the Fearful.)
Stroehlin (until 1910; his sale, 1910, lot 900) ; Henry Oppenheimer , London (until 1936; his sale, Christie's, London, July 27, 1936, no. 171; sold to MMA)
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