The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance

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The portrait medal was one of the key sculptural forms of the Renaissance, a manifesto for the humanist cult of personal fame and a vehicle for some of the finest artists of the age. Yet this most subtle and delicate variety of relief sculpture has chiefly been the province of collectors and connoisseurs, viewed as an intriguing branch of numismatics, rather than an art form in its own right. This study explores the great formative period of the portrait medal, and accompanies an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, ...

The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance 1994, ABRAMS

ISBN-13: 9780810925724

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The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance 1994, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780500236796

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