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Publisher: London, Phaidon Press: 1967
Seller ID: 23414
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 fo...