Portrait medal of Philibert de l'Orme (1510-1570) by Jacques Gatteaux. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1819.
Bust facing left; around, PHILIBERT DE L'ORME.; below in smaller lettering, the artist's name, E. GATTEAUX.
Legend in nine lines: NE / A LYON / VERS M.D.XVIII. / MORT / EN M.D.LXXVII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1819.
A French architect of great importance in the French Renaissance
Galerie Metallique Des Grands Hommes Francais: a large series of portrait medals produced in France beginning in 1816, by leading medallists of the day. At least 119 people were honoured.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
36.57 g (Weight)