Guillaume Dupre

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


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.