Guillaume Dupre

French (about 1579 - 1640)
Guillaume Dupre Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1586 - 1612) Dated 1612

Biography

Born about 1579
Died 1640
Nationality French
Birth place Sissonne
Death place Paris

Dupré was considered to be one of the greatest medallists of his time. He as probably trained by the French sculptor Barthélemy Prieur (c. 1536-1611), whose daughter he married. Dupré became ‘Controller General’ of sculpture at the French Mint in 1604, and first sculptor to the King in 1611.