George III, Recovery from Illness
George III, Recovery from Illness, silver medal, 1789, by J. P. Droz for Matthew Boulton, laureate bust of George III right, rev. an altar on which burns a sacrificial fire entwined with a snake, olive branch and globe below, FELICITAS PUBLICA (THE COUNTRY'S GOOD FORTUNE)/ SAL . REG . REST . / 1789 (THE KING'S HEALTH RESTORED 1789), 35 mm (BHM 311), with gilt edge. Some minor marks, otherwise extremely fine. £200.00
A letter from Fanny de Luc to Matthew Boulton on 27th June 1789 records that Droz modelled the bust of the King from the two best known royal portraits by West and Gainsborough.
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