Help us bring life to art, and art to lives. Make a donation.

close-button
Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Philip, Count Palatine

Modeler:
After a model by Hans Daucher (German, Ulm ca. 1485–1538 Stuttgart)
Date:
1522
Culture:
German
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diameter: 5 3/16 in. (132 mm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Bequest of Rupert L. Joseph, 1959
Accession Number:
60.55.49
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 521
In addition to commemorating their patrons, some sixteenth-century artists nurtured their own fame, which in turn added prestige to their collectors’ holdings. Daucher, for example, signed many of his works; here, a monogram acknowledges his design. Though celebrated in his lifetime, Daucher enjoys hardly a fraction of the fame of his contemporary Albrecht Dürer. The latter artist’s prints traveled and, made in multiples, endured; Daucher’s more expensive media—mostly bronze and limestone—and limited, if often elite, clientele tended to prevent his work from circulating far beyond the place and time for which it was made.

[Elizabeth Cleland, 2017]
Inscription: In margin: PHILIS.COESPA.RENI.DVX.INFE.t.SVPERIORIS.BAVARIE.M.D.XXII; in field: NICHTZUNVERSUCHT.; monogram: I-D
Mr. Rupert L. Joseph (until 1959; bequeathed to MMA)
Related Objects

Philipp of Pfalz-Neuburg, Count Palatine, Duke of Bavaria, 1503-1548

Artist: After an original by Hans Daucher (German, Ulm ca. 1485–1538 Stuttgart) Date: possibly 16th century Medium: Silvered bronze (?) Accession: 31.33.228 On view in:Gallery 643

Allegory of Virtues and Vices at the Court of Charles V

Artist: Hans Daucher (German, Ulm ca. 1485–1538 Stuttgart) Date: ca. 1522 Medium: Honestone (Jurassic limestone), traces of gilding Accession: 17.190.745 On view in:Gallery 521

Shield Bearer with the Ducal Arms of Saxony

Artist: Hans Daucher (German, Ulm ca. 1485–1538 Stuttgart) Date: ca. 1520 Medium: Honestone (Jurassic limestone), partially polychromed and gilt Accession: 1999.29 On view in:Not on view