The National Gallery of Art houses the single most important collection of portrait medals in the United States. This two-volume catalogue examines in depth these holdings, comprising more than nine hundred medals. Providing detailed technical information--including the alloy composition of each medal--drawn from careful research, observation, and analysis, Renaissance Medals breaks new ground in the scholarly literature. Volume 1 focuses on the Gallery's superb collection of Italian Renaissance medals, unique in their quality, number, and diversity.
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(286mm x 244mm x 62mm)
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Author Biography - John Graham Pollard
John Graham Pollard is an internationally recognized authority on Renaissance medals. Eleonora Luciano is assistant curator of sculpture and decorative arts at the National Gallery of Art.