Renaissance Medals: Volume Two, France, Germany, The Netherlands, and England

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John Graham Pollard was an internationally recognized authority on Renaissance medals. Eleonora Luciano was associate curator of sculpture and decorative arts at the National Gallery of Art. Maria Pollard was a Renaissance medals research assistant.

Renaissance Medals: Volume Two, France, Germany, The Netherlands, and England

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John Graham Pollard with Eleonora Luciano and Maria Pollard

The National Gallery of Art houses the single most important collection of portrait medals in the United States, comprising more than 800 medals, and this two-volume catalog examines these holdings in depth. 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 Two documents the Gallery’s collection of 16th-century German medals; French baroque medals; and a smaller, though no less significant, groups of Netherlandish and English medals.

  • Hardcover
  • 9.625 × 11.25 inches
  • 1,120 pages with 66 color illustrations and 1,745 duotones
  • Published 2007


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