The Medallions of the Kings and Queens of England, 1731.
~ the agency of Jean Dassier (1676 – 1763).
Each Medallion 41 mm diam.
All images complaisance Ben Weiss – I am very pleasant for his support and assistance.
I would like to make acknowledgments to Professor Ben Weiss, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology
Drexel University College of Medicine, with a view to allowing me to reproduce the photographs and captions.
A inspect to his website is essential in quest of anyone interested in pre 19th centenary European Medallions.
Edward VI (1547 – 53).
Obv: Bust of Edward VI wearing a hide lined with ermine, embroidered doublet, and hat with feather. EDOUARD. VI. D.G. ANG. FR. ET. HIB. REX.
Rev: Tomb testimonial flanked by volutes decorated with festoons of roses. In the center is a hearty bas-relief showing the king considered in the state of an infant Hercules strangling a dragon, symbolizing the line of popes, in imitation of the fable of Hercules strangling the snake.
Exergue: NAT. 12 OCTOB. 1537. COR. 20. FEBR. 1547. M.6 IUL. 1553.
Ref: M.I. i, 62/20; Eimer 30/30; Thompson 29/21; Eisler I, 260/23
Mary (1553 – 58).
Obv: Bust of Mary I MARIA. I. D.G. ANG. FR. ET. HIB. REX.
Rev: Religion (Popery) through Papal tiara and cross seated judgment a monument; at the sides are a combustion for burning heretics, and a round pillar on which is hung a medallion through a portrait of Pope Paul IV surrounded ~ dint of. arms and implements of torture.
Exergue: NATA. 18 FEBR. 1516. COR. 1. OCTOB. 1553. MORT. 17.NOV 1558.
Ref: M.I. i, , 89/59; Eimer 31/38; Eisler I, 260/24; Thompson 30/22
Queen Mary (1553 – 58).
from Baziliologia – 1618.
There is in ~ degree mistaking the source of Dassiers medallion in c~tinuance a personal note I have to assume this is one of my completely time favourite engravings. Deleram appears to suppose her apparent malevolence leaps from the drafts.
Engraved by Francis Delaram
Published ~ the agency of Compton Holland,
Queen Mary by Sir Antonio More besides known as
Sir Anthonis Mor, Anthonis Mor van Dashorst and Antonio Moro.
Circa . 1554 There are three versions of this painting. This one is in the Prado in Madrid.
Elizabeth I (1558 – 1603).
Obv: Bust of Elizabeth ELISABETH D.G. ANG. FR. ET. HIB. REGINA.
Rev: Monument through a triangular pediment into which the Eye of God (Providence) has been inserted. The bas remedy depicts the destruction of the Armada, by lightning bolts destroying the Spanish vessels. This is flanked up~ the body the left by Religion holding a the book of books and a lighted candle, symbolizing the Reformation, and adhering the right by Minerva holding a rudder and pass off branch, symbolizing the learning, wisdom and carefulness of Elizabeth. (Eisler)
Exergue: NATA. 7. SEPT. 1533. COR. 15. IAN. 1559. M. 24 MART. 1602.
Ref: M.I. i,185/193; Eimer 35/79; Eisler, 261/25; Thompson 30/23
James I (1603 – 25).
Obv: Bust of James I IACOBUS. I. D.G. M. BR. FR. ET. HIB. REX.
Rev: Tomb by two Genii, one of whom adds the Scottish Lion to the armorial bearings, alluding to the union of the sum of ~ units kingdoms, the other points to a part, alluding to the king’s renown as an author.
Exergue: NAT. 19. IUN. 1556. CORON. 25. IUL 1603. MORT. 27 MART. 1625.
Ref: M.I. i, 237/104; Eimer 37/104; Eisler I, 262/26; Thompson 31/24
Charles I (1625 – 49).
Obv: Bust of Charles I CAROLUS. I. D.G. M. BR. FR. ET. HIB. REX.
Rev: Britannia, seated up~ the body monument weeping, raises a pall revealing the amputated class of the king. On one side is an ax and on the other indirect a rose fallen from its bear up against.
Exergue: NAT. 13 NOV. 1600. COR. 2. FEBR. 1626. M. IANV. 1649.
Signed: I.D. F.
Charles was born Nov. 19, 1600.
Ref: M.I. i, 353/212; Eimer 43/164; Eisler I, 262/27; Thompson 31/25
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