around circumference: DNA-ANNA-ARVNDELIA PVLCHERRIMA ET OPTIMA CONIVX CAECIL II PRAEDICTT
Commissioned c. 1644 by the sitter, Cecil Calvert, 2nd Lord Baltimore [1605-1675]; by descent to his great-great-grandaughter, Caroline Calvert [c. 1745-1803, married 1763 to Sir Robert Eden]; by descent to her great-great-great-grandson, Sir John Benedict Eden, Lord Eden of Winton [b. 1925], 7th baronet of Maryland and 9th baronet of West Auckland, County Durham, England; (sale, Spink & Son USA, New York, 10-11 November 1983, 1st day, no. 240); purchased with donated funds by NGA.
- Loan to mark the celebration of the granting of the Maryland Charter, Hall of Records, Maryland State House, Annapolis, 1984.
- Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 2:no. 657, repro.