Portrait medal of Jean Rotrou (1609-1650) by Masson. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1818.
Draped bust facing right; around, JEAN ROTROU.; on bust truncation small lettering the artist's name, MASSON
Legend in eight lines: NE / A DREUX / EN M.DC.IX. / MORT / EN M.DC.L. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1818.
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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