Portrait medal of Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) by Dubois. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1817.
Bust facing left; around, JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU; below the artist's name in small lettering, DUBOIS . F.
Legend in eight lines: NE / A GENEVE / EN M.DCC.XII. / MORT / EN M.DCC.LXXVIII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRANDS HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1817.
Rousseau was a philosopher, writer, and composer.
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 Mar 1976
Type of item
40 mm (Outside Diameter), 37.4 g (Weight)