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around top circumference: OPVS IOANIS BOLDV PICTORIS VENETVS XOGRAFI;around bottom circumference: MCCCCLVIII

Provenance

(Aimé Charles) Horace His de la Salle [1795-1878], Paris; (his estate sale, Sotheby's, London, 22-25 November 1880, 1st day, no. 31); 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
2000
The Power of Appearances: Renaissance and Reformation Portrait Prints, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, 2000, no cat.
Bibliography
2006
Leino, Marika. "Italian Renaissance plaquettes and Lombard architectural monuments." Arte Lombarda nuova serie 146/148, 1-3 (2006): 112, fig. 2.
2007
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 1:no. 163, repro.