Bust of Henri IV
Louvres-en-Parisis, 1568 - Louvres-en-Parisis, 1629
1604, bronze, 81 x 57 cm
During his reign, Henri IV increased his portraits and his iconography to ensure that continuity of his power. The inscription engraved on the base shows that this sculpture was made after the assassination of the king. Art historians have discovered that the order to Barthélémy Tremblay was for several identical copies in cast iron. Only the bust at the Jacquemart-André museum survives today.