Overview

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Inscription

around circumference: SVITANVS MOHAMETH OTHOMANVS TVRCORVM IMPERATOR

Marks and Labels

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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.
1991
Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991-1992, no. 107, repro.
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. 21, repro.
2004
Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2004, no. 322A, repro.

Bibliography

1883
Armand, Alfred. Les médailleurs italiens des quinzième et seizième siècles. 2nd ed. 3 vols. Paris, 1883-1887: 1:79, no. 2.
1885
Heiss, Niccolò Spinelli 1885: 81-82, pl. 10, i.
1908
Migeon, Gaston. "La collection de M. Gustave Dreyfus, V: Les plaquettes." Les Arts 80 (August 1908): 8, no. viii.
1930
Hill, George Francis. A Corpus of Italian Medals of the Renaissance before Cellini. 2 vols. London, 1930: no. 321a.
1931
Hill, George Francis. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection: Renaissance Medals. Oxford, 1931: no. 102.
1951
National Gallery of Art. Renaissance Bronzes: Statuettes, Reliefs and Plaquettes, Medals and Coins from the Kress Collection. Intro. by Perry B. Cott. Washington, 1951: 167.
1967
Hill, George Francis, and Graham Pollard. Renaissance Medals from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art. London, 1967: no. 102.
1982
Raby, Julian. "A Sultan of Paradox: Mehmed the Conqueror as a patron of the arts." Oxford Art Journal 5, no. 1 (1982): 3-8, fig. 1.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 42, no. 2.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 629, no. 975, repro.
1987
Raby, Julian. "Pride and Prejudice: Mehmed the Conqueror and the Italian portrait medal," Studies in the History of Art 21 (1987): 176, 177 fig. 5, 178.
1987
Vermeule, Cornelius C. III. "Graeco-Roman Asia Minor to Renaissance Italy: Medallic and Related Arts." Studies in the History of Art 21 (1987): 267, repro.
1991
Kopper, Philip. America's National Gallery of Art: A Gift to the Nation. New York, 1991: 181, color repro.
1997
Brotton, Jerry. Trading Territories, Mapping the Early Modern World, 1997: no. 29, repro.
2007
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 1:no. 145, repro.

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