Renaissance Medals, Volume One
John Graham Pollard

With the assistance of Eleonora Luciano & Maria Pollard


The National Gallery of Art houses the single most important collection of portrait medals in the United States. This two-volume catalogue examines in depth these holdings, comprising more than nine hundred medals. Providing detailed technical information--including the alloy composition of each medal--drawn from careful research, observation, and analysis, Renaissance Medals breaks new ground in the scholarly literature. Volume 1 focuses on the Gallery's superb collection of Italian Renaissance medals, unique in their quality, number, and diversity.

First published in 2007.