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Portrait medallion of François-Joseph Lefevre, duc de Dantzig (1755-1820), maréchal de France: M.8-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Portrait medallion of François-Joseph Lefevre, duc de Dantzig (1755-1820), maréchal de France


Sculptor: David d'Angers, Pierre Jean




Profile portrait of François-Joseph Lefevre, a French general in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars.


History note: Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew's, Fife

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 14.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2015-04-27) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


19th Century
After 1827 CE - 1856 CE


In the late 1820s, David d’Angers began a project executing portraits of the leading men and women of his time in the form of medallions, such as the present example, and busts. David produced over 500 medallions for his portrait pantheon, mostly large-scale, with the sitter shown in profile. The Musée Carnavalet, Paris, has 352 medallions by David from this series, including an example of the present one (no. S236).

School or Style


Materials used in production

Copper alloy

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast, patinated

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'David'
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8-2015
Primary reference Number: 201419
Old object number: 12
Former loan number: AAL.242-2006
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 28 May 2015 Updated: Monday 16 March 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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