Subject: Famous Belgians - Francois Dequesnoy, Flemish Baroque Sculptor (1597-1643)
Medalist: Adolphe Christian Jouvenel (1798-1867)
This is a lovely ultra high relief obverse 46mm bronze medal which was part of Jouvenel's Famous Belgians series struck and distributed in the late 1840s and early 1850s.
François Duquesnoy or Frans Duquesnoy (January 12, 1597 – July 12, 1643) was a Flemish Baroque sculptor in Rome. His more idealized representations are often contrasted with the emotional character of Bernini's works, while his style shows greater affinity to Algardi's sculptures.