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around circumference: LEO BAPTISTA ALBERTVS


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

Renaissance Portraits, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1953, no cat.
The Renaissance from Brunelleschi to Michelangelo: The Representation of Architecture. Palazzo Grassi, Venice; NGA, Wash.; Musée des Monuments Français, Paris; Altes Museum, Berlin, 1994-1996, no. 42 (Venice, DC), no. 23 (Berlin); (not shown in Paris).
The Power of Appearances: Renaissance and Reformation Portrait Prints, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, 2000, no cat.


Hill, George Francis, and Graham Pollard. Renaissance Medals from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art. London, 1967: no. 56.
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 22, no. 1.
Pasini, Pier Giorgio. "Matteo de'Pasti: Problems of Style and Chronology." Studies in the History of Art 21 (1987): 150-151, repro.
Adams, Laurie Schneider. Art and Psychoanalysis. New York, 1993: 147-149, fig. 55.
Glinsman, Lisha Deming. "Renaissance Portrait Medals by Matteo de'Pasti." Studies in the History of Art 57 (1997): 100, fig. 6.
Schneider Adams, Laurie. Italian Renaissance Art. Boulder, 2001: 145-46, fig. 7.4.
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 1:no. 40, repro.
Pasini, Pier Giorgio. Il tesoro di Sigismondo e le medaglie di Matteo de' Pasti. Bologna, 2009: repro. 97.
Madersbach, Lukas. "'fatto alla spera'? Das Porträt des Leon Battista Alberti aus den Orti Oricellari." Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz 58, no. 3 (2016, published February 2017): 319-347, esp. 327-329, 329 fig. 10, 334, 335 fig. 14c (detail).
Tsitrin, Lev. "The Perfect Pose." The MCA Advisory 23, no. 3 (Fall 2020): 19, repro, 21, 22.

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