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Inscription

around circumference in Greek: John Palaeogous Emperor and Ruler of the Romans

Provenance

Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his heirs; purchased with the entire Dreyfus collection 9 July 1930 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold 31 January 1944 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[1] gift 1957 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1953
Renaissance Portraits, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1953, no cat.
Bibliography
1883
Armand, Alfred. Les médailleurs italiens des quinzième et seizième siècles. 2nd ed. 3 vols. Paris, 1883-1887: 1:7, no. 20.
1908
Migeon, Gaston. "La collection de M. Gustave Dreyfus, V: Les plaquettes." Les Arts 80 (August 1908): 4-5, no. 1.
1930
Hill, George Francis. A Corpus of Italian Medals of the Renaissance before Cellini. 2 vols. London, 1930: no. 19.
1931
Hill, George Francis. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection: Renaissance Medals. Oxford, 1931: no. 1.
1951
National Gallery of Art. Renaissance Bronzes: Statuettes, Reliefs and Plaquettes, Medals and Coins from the Kress Collection. Introduction by Perry B. Cott. Washington, 1951: 160.
1967
Hill, George Francis, and Graham Pollard. Renaissance Medals from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art. London, 1967: no. 1.
1972
Chiarelli, R. L'Opera completa di Pisanello. Milan, 1972: no. 83.
1983
De Lorenzi, Giovanna. Medaglie di Pisanello e della sua cerchia. Museo del Bargello, Florence, 1983: no. 3.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 17, no. 1.
1984
Pollard, John Graham. Italian Renaissance Medals in the Museo Nazionale of Bargello. 3 vols. Florence, 1984:: no. 2.
1994
Rykwert, Joseph and Anne Engel, eds. Leon Battista Alberti. Exh. cat. Palazzo del Tè, Mantua, 1994: 474-475, no. 74 (entry by Luke Syson).
1994
Scher, Stephen K. In The Currency of Fame. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington,The Frick Collection, New York, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1994-1995: 44-46, no. 4.
1996
Cordellier, Dominique, et. al. Pisanello. Exh. cat. Musée du Louvre, 1996:209-210, no. 119.
1996
Marini, Paola, ed. Pisanello: I luoghi del gotico internazioniale del Veneto. Exh. cat. Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona, 1996: 366, no. 77.
1996
Rugolo, Ruggero. "Medaglie." In Puppi, Leonelli. Pisanello. Una poetica dell'inatteso. Milan, 1996:144-146.
2000
National Gallery of Art Special Issue. Connaissance des Arts. Paris, 2000:61.
2007
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 1:no. 1, repro.