Bust of Henri IV

Barthélémy Tremblay
Louvres-en-Parisis, 1568 - Louvres-en-Parisis, 1629

1604, bronze, 81 x 57 cm
Grand Salon

During his reign, Henri IV increased his portraits and his iconography to ensure that continuity of his power. The inscription engraved on the base shows that this sculpture was made after the assassination of the king. Art historians have discovered that the order to Barthélémy Tremblay was for several identical copies in cast iron. Only the bust at the Jacquemart-André museum survives today.

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