Portrait of Louis XIII as a child. At the reverse the nude young Louis XIII holding the crucifix globe accompanied by his mother Marie de Medici with Minerva attributes.
17th century cast.
Inscribed " G.DUPRE.F.1610 ".
Guillaume Dupré was a French medalist and sculptor who engraved medals for the kings Henri IV, Louis XIII and Louis XIV. First sculptor of the king from 1611, he learned engraving during his training as a sculptor, which distinguished him from the medalists of his time by the importance of the relief given to his medals. He also made his own castings and produced pieces of exceptional quality and finish.
Ref and collection:
Collection Marquise de Ganay, sale mai 1922 lot 154
Musée du Louvre, don charles sauvageot, 1856
Ecouen, renaissance museum
Château de Versailles, dépôt du Louvre, collection Rivoil, bought in 1828