Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1586–1612)

Artist:
Medalist: Guillaume Dupré (French, 1579–1640)
Date:
1612
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze, brown patina
Dimensions:
Diam. 6 1/2 in. (165 mm.)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.110.31
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 532
Signature: (below tranche of shoulder) G.DVPRE.F. 1612

Inscription: (in margin) FRAN[ciscus].IIII.D[ei].G[ratia].DVX.MANT[uae].V.MONT[is].FER[rati].III.AN[no].I.AET[atis.XXVI. (Francesco IV by the grace of God fifth duke of Mantua, third duke of Montferrat, the first year [of his reign], the twenty-sixth of his age)
Butler ; Henry Oppenheimer (until 1936; sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, July 29, 1936, p. 83, no. 317; sold to MMA)