Portrait medal of Jacques Auguste de Thou (1553-1617) by Ramond Gayrard. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1817.
Draped bust facing left; around, JACQUES AMYOT.; below in small lettering the artist's name, DEPAULIS. F.
Legend in nine lines: NE / A MELUN / EN M.D.XVI. / MORT / EN M.D.XCIII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1819.
French historian who was a president of the Parlement and was a noted book collector, his extensive library being a major source for his historical research.
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
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