British Museum

British Museum

Painted Limoges enamel plaque; copper; set in a 19th century frame of gilt wood and red enamel with gilded decoration; portrait bust of unknown woman, probably Anne d'Este, mother of Catherine de Lorraine, Duchess of Montmorency; painted in semi-opaque enamels on white preparation translucent enamels over coloured foils and grisaille, with flesh tones in stippling and enlevage; gilding; counter enamel transparent and milky chalky flux; signed; inscribed.

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  • Title: plaque
  • Date Created: 1563/1566
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 30.00cm (enamel); Width: 24.00cm (enamel); Length: 47.00cm (including frame); Width: 41.00cm (including frame); Depth: 2.50cm; Weight: 2195.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: enamelled; painted; gilded
  • Registration number: WB.24
  • Production place: Made in Limoges
  • Producer: Made by Limousin, Leonard
  • Material: copper; enamel; gold
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm. Previous owner/ex-collection Spitzer, Fr. Previous owner/ex-collection . Previous owner/ex-collection