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Jacques Antoine Dassier (1715-1780), Medallist

Artist of 7 portraits
Jacques Antoine Dassier, the son of medallist Jean Dassier was born in Geneva. After early instruction from his father, he went to Paris in around 1732 to train under the goldsmith Thomas Germain. Following a period assisting his father he moved in 1740 to London where he was employed at the Royal Mint. In the same year he published proposals for cutting medals comprising the portraits of eminent Englishmen, with a subscription of four guineas for thirteen medals. Among the first of those to be represented were Alexander Pope, the mathematician Abraham de Moivre and was the numismatist and antiquary Martin Folkes.

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Martin Folkes

by Jacques Antoine Dassier
bronze medal, 1740
NPG 5757


Alexander Pope

by Jacques Antoine Dassier
bronze medal, 1741
NPG 6236


William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath

by Jacques Antoine Dassier
bronze medal, 1744
NPG 6233


Sir John Barnard

by Jacques Antoine Dassier
bronze medal, 1744
NPG 6234


Edmond Halley

by Jacques Antoine Dassier
bronze medal, 1744
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6235


Edmond Halley

by Jacques Antoine Dassier
bronze medal, 1744
NPG D7038

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