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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

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. 37a, repro.


Hill, George Francis, and Graham Pollard. Renaissance Medals from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art. London, 1967: no. 225.
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 196, no. 4.
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 1:no. 259, repro.
Karaskova, Olga. "'Ung Dressoir de Cinq Degrez': Mary of Burgundy and the Construction of the Images of the Female Ruler." In Authority and Gender in Medieval and Renaissance Chronicles. Edited by Nicholas Sparks and Juliana Dresvina. Cambridge, 2012: 318-343, esp. 336-337, where the medal is discussed without reference to a particular example.

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