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Peter Paul Rubens

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Circular medal of Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640). Beaded rim on both faces. Obverse: Profile bust of Rubens looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "PIERRE PAUL RUBENS NÉ EN 1577, MORT EN 1640." and under bust "JOUVENEL". Reverse: Inscribed at center "RUBENS/QUI NAQUIT A/COLOGNE, MAIS...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIERRE PAUL RUBENS NÉ EN 1577, MORT EN 1640." and under bust "JOUVENEL". Reverse: Inscribed at center "RUBENS/QUI NAQUIT A/COLOGNE, MAIS DON'T/LES PARENTS ÉTAIENT/ORIGINAIRES D'ANVERS FUT/LE PLUS GRAND ARTISTE D/L'ÉCOLE FLAMANDE./1600-1608, IL PARCOURT/L'ITALIE.1611,IL FAIT LA/DESCENTE DE CROIX QUI PASSE/POUR SON CHEF D'OUVRE./1620, IL PARVIENT A/NÉGOCIER A LONDRES LES/PRÉLIMINAIRES DE LA/PAIX ENTRE/L'ESPAGNE ET/L'ANGLETERRE.".

Provenance

By 2006, Earle Havens; 2006, given by Earle Havens to the MFA. (June 21, 2006)

Credit Line

Gift of Earle Havens

Belgian, 1848

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1207

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals