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The medals catalogued and reproduced in the present volume were assembled by Gustave Dreyfus (1837-1914), an enthusiastic French collector of impeccable taste. Recognized as one of the finest private collections of Renaissance medals in existence, they were purchased by the Kress Foundation and given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., in 1957. The collection is remarkable for the range it covers as well as for the superb quality of the single medals it contains. The largest part consists of Italian medals of the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries; important medals from France, Germany and the Low Countries are also included, as well as a few coins. There are many fine examples of the medallic art of Pisanello, Niccolò Fiorentino and his school, Leoni, Durpé, Hagenauer and Gebel. All specimens in the collection, over 650 medals and 27 coins, are reproduced in the original sizes. With 1209 illustrations.
Title: Renaissance Medals from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art: Based on the Catalogue of Renaissance Medals in the Gustave Dreyfus Collection
Publisher: London, Phaidon Press: 1967
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Near Fine
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Keywords: Renaissance Bronze Medals