Portrait medal of Nericault Destouches (1680-1754) by Caunois. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1816.
Bust facing right; around, PH. NERICAULT DESTOUCHES.; below in smaller lettering the artist's name, CAUNOIS F.
Legend in eight lines: NE / A TOURS / EN M.DC.LXXX. / MORT / EN M.DCC.LIV. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1816.
Philippe Nericault Destouches, French playwright
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
42 mm (Outside Diameter), 37.14 g (Weight)