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around circumference: MATTHAEI PASTII VERONENSIS OPVS; lower center: QVID TVM


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.


Glinsman, Lisha Deming. "Renaissance Portrait Medals by Matteo de'Pasti." Studies in the History of Art 57 (1997): 100, fig. 6, 101
Di Stefano, Elisabetta. L’altro sapere: Bello, Arte, Immagine in Leon Battista Alberti. Palermo, 1999: 155, n.5.
Schneider Adams, Laurie. Italian Renaissance Art. Boulder, 2001: 144-46, fig. 7.3.
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.
Tsitrin, Lev. "The Perfect Pose." The MCA Advisory 23, no. 3 (Fall 2020): 19, repro.

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