Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Charles-Juste, Prince de Beauvau

Artist:
Jean-Baptiste Nini (Italian, Urbino 1717–1786 Chaumont-sur-Loire)
Date:
1770
Culture:
French, Chaumont-sur-Loire
Medium:
Medallion: cast terracotta (terre de Chaumont); frame: gilt wood
Dimensions:
Diameter (without frame): 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
Gift of James Hazen Hyde, 1952
Accession Number:
52.133.4
Not on view
In a technique of his own invention, Nini refined the local clay through a process of elutriation and used it to cast his medallions from finely engraved copper molds.
Signature: Incised on tranche: I B NINI F 1769

Inscription: Around edge, raised:CHARLES JUSTE PRINCE DE BEAUVAU 1770
James Hazen Hyde (until 1952; to MMA)
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