Rare and large enamel plaque painted polychrome on copper with gold highlights depicting the Holy Family from the painting by Raphael commissioned by Leo X and sent as a gift to King Francis I in 1518.
Blue counter-enamel, signature on the reverse Naudin enameller by the Jesuits in Limoges.
Work by Nicolas I Laudin (1628-1698) in Limoges, second half of the 17th century (very slight missing).
H.: 23 cm L.: 20 cm.
Preserved in a very beautiful wooden frame carved and gilded with foliage, open palms on a background of latticework, flowers and volutes, and bearing two spandrels, one with figures in the lower part, the other with the Montmorency-Laval coat of arms in the upper part.
Early 18th century (some accidents and missing parts).
H.: 41cm L.: 37cm
Among the abundant production of the Laudin family during the 17th century, our plaque stands out for the theme, the source of inspiration, as well as its ambitious dimension in the Limousin production. In his catalogue raisonné sur l'oeuvre des Laudin (2016), Bertrand de Saint Exupéry does not list any plaques depicting the entire Holy Family.