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around circumference: ARMANDVS IOANNES CARDINALIS DE RICHELIEV

Provenance

(Numismatic Fine Arts [Dr. Edward Gans], Berkeley); purchased 1957 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1957 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1994
The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Frick Collection, New York; National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1994-1995, no. 153, repro.
2000
Fortune: "All Is But Fortune", The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., 2000, no. 98.
2003
Richelieu: Art and Power, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, 2002-2003, no. 23, repro.
Bibliography
1967
Hill, George Francis, and Graham Pollard. Renaissance Medals from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art. London, 1967: no. 575a.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 211, no. 23.
2007
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 2:no. 661, repro.