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around top circumference: OPVS MATHEI DE PASTIS V[eronensis]; around bottom circumference: M CCCC XLVI


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

Joseph Ternbach: Conservator - Collector, The Queens Museum, Flushing, New York, 1984-1985, no. 57.
The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Frick Collection, New York; National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1994-1995, no. 12, repro.
The Portrait in Renaissance Italy: From Masaccio to Bellini, Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2011-2012, no. 119, repro. (shown only in New York).


Armand, Alfred. Les médailleurs italiens des quinzième et seizième siècles. 2nd ed. 3 vols. Paris, 1883-1887: 1: 21, no. 20.
Migeon, Gaston. "La collection de M. Gustave Dreyfus, V: Les plaquettes." Les Arts 80 (August 1908): 10, no. viii.
Hill, George Francis. A Corpus of Italian Medals of the Renaissance before Cellini. 2 vols. London, 1930: no. 167.
Hill, George Francis. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection: Renaissance Medals. Oxford, 1931:no. 59.
Middeldorf, Ulrich and Oswald Goetz. Medals and Plaquettes from the Sigmund Morgenroth Collection. Chicago, 1944: no. 21.
Renaissance Bronzes: Statuettes, Reliefs and Plaquettes, Medals and Coins from the Kress Collection. Introduction by Perry B. Cott. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 164.
Sasser, Elizabeth. "Reflections upon the Sources and Iconography of the Elephant in the Sculptural Decoration of the Malatesta Temple at Rimini" Explorations in Renaissance Culture 5: 46, fig. 3.
De Lorenzi, Giovanna. Medaglie di Pisanello e della sua cerchia. Museo del Bargello, Florence, 1983: no. 28.
Middeldorf, Ulrich and D. Stiebral. Renaissance Medals and Plaquettes. Firenze, 1983: no. 26.
Pollard, John Graham. Italian Renaissance Medals in the Museo Nazionale of Bargello. 3 vols. Florence, 1984: no. 40.
Luciano, Eleonora. "Diva Isotta and the Medals of Matteo de'Pasti." The Medal 29 (1996): 6-10, fig. 2.
Glinsman, Lisha Deming. "Renaissance Portrait Medals by Matteo de'Pasti." Studies in the History of Art 57 (1997): 99, fig 10.
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 1:no. 31, repro.
Pasini, Pier Giorgio. Il tesoro di Sigismondo e le medaglie di Matteo de' Pasti. Bologna, 2009: repro. 58.
Aurenhammer, Hans. "Liberalitas: The Image of a Friendly Virtue as a Hidden Self-Portrait in Leon Battista Alberti's Della pittura." In Renaissance Love: Eros, Passion, and Friendship in Italian Art around 1500. Edited by Jeanette Kohl, Marianna Koos, and Adrian W.B. Randolph. Berlin, 2014: 149-162, esp. 160-161, 160 fig. 6.

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