- Museum number
Cast bronze medal with no reverse; pierced. (whole)
Bust of François I, three quarters, right. (obverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 54.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Jones 1
Habich (see 2) describes this medal as being by Hans Schwarz after Jean Clouet and it is true that the portrait is close to a drawing attributed to Clouet dating from c. 1525 (Chantilly, Musée Condè, no. 1 - see 1, 3). There is, however, no strong reason for attributing the medal to Schwarz.
1. L. Dimier: 'Le portrait en France au XVIe siècle', Paris 1924. Vol. I, pl. 11 and vol. II, p. 13 no. 36.
2. G. Habich: 'Die deutschen Schaumünzen des XVI Jahrhunderts', p. 45 no. 280.
3. P. Meilen: 'Jean Clouet', 1971, p. 218, no. 31.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MF1 (Jones 1) (56) (33)