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Mary Tudor, Queen of England (1516-1558, r. 1553, m. 1554), Commemorating her Marriage to Philip of Spain (1527-1598, r. 1556-98)

Artist:
Medalist: Jacopo Nizolla da Trezzo (Italian, Milan 1515/19–1589 Madrid)
Date:
ca. 1555
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Bronze, brown patina, cast
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2 3/4 in. (70 mm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.110.21
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.
Inscription: Obverse: (in margin) MARIA•I•REG[ina]•ANGL[iae]•FRANC[iae]•ET•HIB[erniae]•FIDEI•DEFENSATRIX• [trans.: Mary I, Queen of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith.]

Reverse: (in margin) CECIS TIMIDIS QVIES [trans.: Sight for the Blind, Tranquility for the Fearful.]
Adalbert von Lanna (until 1911; his sale, Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus Berlin, May 16–19, 1911, no. 707); Henry Oppenheimer (until 1936; sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, July 28, 1936, p.58, no. 171; sold to MMA)
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