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Inscription

around circumference: DNA-ANNA-ARVNDELIA PVLCHERRIMA ET OPTIMA CONIVX CAECIL II PRAEDICTT

Provenance

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.

Exhibition History
1984
Loan to mark the celebration of the granting of the Maryland Charter, Hall of Records, Maryland State House, Annapolis, 1984.
Bibliography
2007
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 2:no. 657, repro.