The Currency of fame : portrait medals of the Renaissance (catalogue of an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Art, 23 January 23-1 May 1994; Frick Collection, New York, 24 May-22 August 1994; National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1 September-1 December 1994; and Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg)
New York, Frick Collection, 1994
(29 cm), 424 pp., illustrations (many in colour). Publishers' pictorial wrappers. - Over 170 medals dating from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century were exhibited, as well as some of the wax, stone and wooden models used to produce them. The organisation of the catalogue demonstrates that the taste for medallic portraiture was long-lived and truly international: Prototypes: the medals of the Duke of Berry, c. 1400; Italy, fifteenth century; Italy, sixteenth century; Germany, sixteenth century; France, sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries; England and the Low Countries, sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.