The Last Four English Medallions by Jaques Antoine Dassier with a portrait of Jean Dassier by Liotard..

 Medallions of Frederick Prince of Wales and George II.

~ means of Jaques Antoine Dassier.

All images up~ green background courtesy Ben Weiss – I am actual grateful for his support and alms in this project.

I would like to thank Professor Ben Weiss, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology
Drexel University College of Medicine, in favor of allowing me to reproduce his photographs and captions.

A call upon to his website is essential towards anyone interested in pre 19th centenary European Medallions.

With additional notes from The Medals of the Dassiers of Geneva – Lustrous Images from the Enlightenment by William Eisler, pub Skira 2010.

Frederick Prince of Wales (1707 – 51).

Jaques Antoine Dassier.

Bronze 55mm diam. circa 1745 / 50.

Obv: Bust of Frederick    FREDERIC. WALLIAE PRINCEPS.
Rev: Two Genii in the midst of clouds supporting the Prince’s Coronet by plumes and motto    ICH DIEN (I be of use to)
Signed:  I.A. DASSIER.
Ref: M.I. ii, 660/366 (illustrated); Eimer 89/631

Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales (1707-1751), was the before anything else-born son of King George II and Queen Caroline. At on the point 1750 the Prince of Wales was endeavoring to acquire popularity, which may have promoted the issuance of this medal.

George II.

Jaques Antoine Dassier.

Bronze 55 mm diam.

Dated 1750.

Obv: George II in armour, wearing the Star of the Garter    GEORGIUS II. D. G. MAG. BR. FR. ET HIB. REX.

Rev: Mercury (Commerce) presenting Britannia, seated adhering the seashore, with a Cornucopia. Infant Genius is measuring a sphere; in the distance, shipping.     HAE TIBI SUNT ARTES (These are thy arts)
Exergue:  MDCCL.
Signed:  J. A. DASSIER.
Ref: M.I. 658/363(illustrated); Eimer 89/630

This medal commemorated in ~ degree particular event but the general specify of the kingdom. The few years of harmony that followed the Treaty of Aix-la Chapelle were the ut~ prosperous and happy that Europe had continually known. Arts and letters were encouraged and cultivated, manufacturing and communication flourished, and society was highly made bright.

The Death of George II.

Jaques Antoine Dassier.

Bronze 42 mm diam.

Obv: Bust of George II     GEORGIUS. II. D.G. MAG. BR. FR. ET. HIB. REX.
Rev: Victory inscribing a aegis with the names of the four continents:  ASIA AFRICA AMERI EUR. She is seated in the midst of arms and standards. Above, Fame with a portrait medallion of William Pitt, inscribed: GU: PITT DICTATOR from what one. Fame is removing a curtain.
TRIUMPHA UBIQUE (Triumphs Everywhere) ; steady pedestal:  NATUS: 10 NOV: 1683 COR: 22 OCT: 1727 OBIIT 25 OCT:1760
Signed: J. DASSIER F./ I.D. F.

Ref: M.I., ii 714/454 (surly.); Eimer 95/681; Betts 190/427; Fearon 48/211.3; Eisler I, 266/36

According to Eisler, this medal, malevolence it bearing the signature of Jean Dassier, was most likely re-engraved and struck ~ the agency of Antoine Dassier from dies then in his state of being possessed.

The obverse is cut from dies made in 1731 in favor of the Dedicatory medal for the Series of Kings and Queens of England. As the reverse die for this piece was cut after the King’s death in 1760, this medal is frequently not included as part of Dassier’s Series of the Kings and Queen of England. The mischance intimates that the King’s escutcheon had triumphed in every quarter of the terraqueous ~, and under the direction of Pitt, whose authorization was almost equivalent to that of a Roman Dictator, had been called to take the direction of the helm at a time of unusual difficulties.

John, 2nd Duke of Montague (1690 – 1749).

Jacques Antoine Dassier

dated 1751.

Bronze 55 mm diam.

The countermand depicting the good Samaritan.

Montagu (1688 (c)-1749) succeeded his progenitor to the dukedom in 1709 and conjugal John 1st Duke of Marlborough’s youngest daughter yet, although they had two sons, while Montagu suddenly died of a ‘vehement fever’ he had no surviving masculine heirs and the title became no longer existing. Montagu House, his London home, became the thesaurus for national treasures which opened in 1759 in the manner that the British Museum.

In 1739, the home’s first home for abandoned children, the Foundling Hospital was created in London. Montagu was a brace of this effort and was any of the charity’s founding governors. He also financed the education of two extraordinary black British figures of the a hundred years – Ignatius Sancho and Francis Williams, sending the modern to Cambridge.

He was Master of the Great Wardrobe, Colonel of the Queen’s Regiment of Horse, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

He was a notorious practical joker, his mother-in-jurisprudence writing of him that “All his talents falsehood in things only natural in boys of fifteen years of advanced age, and he is about two and fifty; to reach people into his garden and moist them with squirts, and to summon people to his country houses and impose things in beds to make them teasing desire, and twenty such pretty fancies during the time that these.”

He is said to possess once dunked the political philosopher Montesque in a tub of devoid of warmth water as a joke.
(quoted in Martin C. Battestin’s “General Introduction” to Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews. Middleton, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1967: xxvin. Montagu is believed through some literary critics to be the type for Fielding’s “roasting squire,” the profligate squire who plays practical jokes).

John Duke of Montagu.

After Michael Dahl.

Mezzotint John Faber Jnr c. 1718 – 25.


John, 2nd Duke of Montagu.

Anonymous c. 1730.

Oil adhering canvas, 75 x 61 cm

National Trust, Trerice House, Cornwall.

John Duke of Montagu

After Godfrey Kneller,

Mezzotint through John Faber, 1731.

347 mm x 251 mm plate size.

© National Portrait Gallery, London.

John, 2nd Duke of Montagu (1690-1749), his wife Lady Mary Churchill, daughter of the Duke of Marlborough, and their youngest daughter, Lady Mary Montagu

Conversation gun by Gawen Hamilton c.1730.

60.96 x 71.76 cm

General John, 2nd Duke of Montagu, Master General of the Ordnance, 1740.

Oil attached canvas by George Knapton (1698-1778).

National Army Museum, London.


Jean Dassier (1676  – 1763).

By Jean Etienne Liotard (1702 – 89).

c. 1725 – 30.

Pastel attached Parchment 55 x 44 cms. 

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