British Museum

British Museum

Painted Limoges enamel plaque; copper, oval; convex with moulded edge; Diane de Poitiers in a chariot drawn by lions; inscribed; background, a hunt with 4 dogs chasing a stag through trees; signed; translucent enamels over coloured foils and direct on the copper; semi-opaque enamels over a white preparation and grisaille; painted with flesh tones, stippled and features produced by enlevage; gilding; counter enamel transparent and colourless, with murky purple flux.

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  • Title: plaque
  • Date Created: 1600/1600
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 28.80cm; Width: 21.70cm; Depth: 2.50cm; Weight: 347.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: enamelled; painted; gilded
  • Subject: dog; charioteer/chariot; hunting/shooting; tree/bush
  • Registration number: WB.39
  • Production place: Made in Limoges
  • Producer: Attributed to Limousin, Francois
  • Material: copper; enamel; gold
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm. Previous owner/ex-collection Rothschild, Anselm von