Past Exhibition

All Objects

Unless otherwise noted, medal dimensions indicate the diameter taken at the widest point.  

  • Bronze ancient Roman coin depicting Emperor Galba, crowned with laurel leaves in profile to the right, with a pearled border and an inset small silver eagle to the left of the head of the emperor.

    Sestertius of Galba, Emperor of Rome (b. 3 CE; r. 68–69 CE), 68 CE
    Copper alloy, with a silver eagle inset on the obverse
    Diam.: 1 1/2 in. (3.77 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 1

  • Bronze portrait medal of Emperor Constantine the Great on horseback

    Attributed to Michelet Saulmon (act. 1375–1416)
    Constantine the Great, Emperor of Rome (b. 285; r. 307–37), 1402/13
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 3 11/16 in. (9.32 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 2

  • Bronze portrait medal of Emperor Heraclius I wearing an elaborate crown

    Attributed to Michelet Saulmon (act. 1375–1416)
    Heraclius I, Emperor of Byzantium (b. ca. 575; r. 610–41), 1402/13
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 3 7/8 in. (9.89 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 3

  • Plaster replica of a round seal depicting a knight on horseback in profile to the right, with a shield on his left arm and a raised sword in his right hand, on a background of heraldic elements.

    Niccolò di Forzore Spinelli, called Niccolò Fiorentino (1430–1514)
    Seal of Charles the Bold, 1470s
    Plaster replica with sulfur-colored coating
    Diam.: 4 9/16 in. (11.52 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 4

  • Lead portrait medal of Emperor John VIII Palaeologus wearing a large pointed hat in profile to the right

    Antonio di Puccio Pisano, called Pisanello (ca. 1395–1455)
    John VIII Paleologus, Emperor of Byzantium (b. 1392; r. 1425–48), ca. 1438
    Lead alloy, cast
    Diam.: 4 1/8 in. (10.41 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 5

  • Lead portrait medal of Filippo Maria Visconti wearing a large hat, with a double-chin, in profile to the right

    Antonio di Puccio Pisano, called Pisanello (ca. 1395–1455)
    Filippo Maria Visconti, Duke of Milan (1392–1447), ca. 1441
    Lead alloy, cast
    Diam.: 4 in. (10.12 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016

    Cat. 6

  • Bronze portrait medal of Leonello d'Este in profile to the left

    Antonio di Puccio Pisano, called Pisanello (ca. 1395–1455)
    Leonello d’Este, Marquess of Ferrara (1407–1450), ca. 1445
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 2 11/16 in. (6.89 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016

    Cat. 7

  • Bronze portrait medal of Sigismondo Malatesta in armor, in profile to the left

    Antonio di Puccio Pisano, called Pisanello (ca. 1395–1455)
    Domenico Malatesta, called Malatesta Novello, Lord of Cesena (1418–1465), ca. 1445
    Lead alloy, cast
    Diam.: 3 5/16 in. (8.49 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 8

  • portrait medal of young woman in profile, with words along circumference

    Antonio di Puccio Pisano, called Pisanello (ca. 1395–1455)
    Cecilia Gonzaga (1426–1451), dated 1447
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 3 3/8 in. (8.58 cm)
    Scher Collection
    Cat. 9

  • study sketch of men hanging

    Antonio di Puccio Pisano, called Pisanello (ca. 1395−1455)
    Studies of Men Hanging, ca. 1435
    Pen and brown ink, over traces of black chalk
    10 5/16 x 7 in. (26.2 x 17.8 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Purchased by The Frick Collection, 1936

    Cat. 10

  • Bronze portrait medal of Sigismondo Malatesta in profile to the left

    Matteo de’ Pasti (1420–d. after 1467)
    Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini and Fano (1417–1468), dated 1446
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 3 1/8 in. (7.95 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 11

  • Bronze portrait medal of Isotta degli Atti wearing an elaborate headdress in profile to the right

    Matteo de’ Pasti (1420–d. after 1467)
    Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini and Fano (1417–1468), dated 1446
    Copper alloy, cast (foundation medal with corrosion)
    Diam.: 3 3/16 in. (8.07 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016

    Cat. 12

  • portrait medal of woman in profile wearing drape about pulled air, with words along circumference

    Matteo de’ Pasti (1420–d. after 1467)
    Isotta degli Atti of Rimini (1432/33–1474), dated 1446
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 3 1/4 in. (8.29 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016

    Cat. 13

  • Bronze portrait medal of Paolo Alberti wearing a hooded robe in profile to the left

    Antonio Marescotti (act. 1444–62 in Ferrara)
    Paolo Albertini (ca. 1430–1475), dated 1462
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 4 1/4 in. (10.78 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 14

  • Bronze portrait medal of Bartolomeo Pendaglia wearing a high-collared robe and a flat cap, in profile to the left

    Sperandio di Bartolommeo Savelli (1425/28–d. after 1504)
    Bartolommeo Pendaglia (d. 1462), ca. 1452–62
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 3 3/8 in. (8.52 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 15

  • Bronze portrait medal of Antonia del Balzo wearing an elaborate hairnet and a necklace, in profile to the right; pearled border

    Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi, called Antico (ca. 1460–1528)
    Antonia del Balzo (1461–1538), ca. 1500
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 1 5/8 in. (4.09 cm)
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection

    Cat. 16

  • Bronze sculpture depicting Hercules, with partial gilding and silvering

    Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi, called Antico (ca. 1460−1528)
    Hercules, possibly by 1496
    Bronze, partial gilding and silvering
    15 1/8 × 8 3/8 × 4 3/4 in. (38.4 × 21.3 × 12.1 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Miss Helen Clay Frick, 1970

    Cat. 17

  • Bronze portrait medal of Altobello Averoldo wearing a hat, in profile to the right

    Maffeo Olivieri (1484–1543/44)
    Altobello Averoldo, Bishop of Pola (ca. 1465–1531), ca. 1517–21
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 3 5/8 in. (9.25 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 18

  • Silver coin with a portrait of Giovanni Galeazzo Maria in profile to the right

    Unknown Milanese artist
    Testone of Gian Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Sixth Duke of Milan (1469–1494), and Lodovico Maria Sforza (1452–1508), 1481–94
    Silver, struck
    Diam.: 1 1/8 in. (2.87 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 19

  • Bronze medal of Giuliano della Rovere, Pope Julius II wearing papal robes in profile to the right

    Attributed to Cristoforo Foppa, called Caradosso (ca. 1452–1526/27)
    Pope Julius II (Giuliano della Rovere) (b. 1443; r. 1503–13), dated 1506
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 2 1/16 in. (5.21 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 20

  • Bronze medal of Giuliano della Rovere, Pope Julius II wearing a round hat and a hooded robe buttoned up the front, in profile to the right

    Attributed to Cristoforo Foppa, called Caradosso (ca. 1452–1526/27)
    Pope Julius II (Giuliano della Rovere) (b. 1443; r. 1503–13), dated 1506
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 2 5/16 in. (5.84 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016

    Cat. 21

  • Bronze portrait medal of Alfonso of Aragon, in armor and a cape tied with a large bow, in profile to the right

    Cristoforo di Geremia (ca. 1430–1476)
    Alfonso V of Aragon, King of Naples and Sicily (b. 1396; r. 1422–58), ca. 1458
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 2 15/16 in. (7.47 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 22

  • Bronze portrait medal of Maximilian I of Burgundy with long, curling hair, in profile to the right

    Giovanni Filangieri Candida (ca. 1445/50–ca. 1498/99)
    Maximilian I of Hapsburg, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1459; r. 1508–19), and Mary, Duchess of Burgundy (1457–1482), ca. 1477
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 23

  • Bertoldo di Giovanni (1420/30–1491)
    Heraldic Wild Man, early 1470s
    Copper alloy, with extensive traces of gilding
    8 13/16 × 3 3/4 × 2 3/4 in. (22.4 × 9.5 × 7 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Henry Clay Frick Bequest

    Cat. 24

  • Bronze portrait medal of Filippo de' Medici in profile to the left, surrounded by a ring of flowers and ribbons, above a coat of arms

    Bertoldo di Giovanni (1420/30–1491)
    Filippo de’ Medici (1426–1474), 1462–74
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 2 3/16 in. (5.56 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016

    Cat. 25

  • portrait medal depicting male bust in profile, with group of men working below

    Bertoldo di Giovanni (1420/30–1491)
    The Pazzi Conspiracy, 1478
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 2 9/16 in. (6.56 cm)
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection

    Cat. 26

  • Bronze portrait medal of King Charles VIII of France in profile to the left, wearing a large medal on a thick chain around his neck

    Attributed to Niccolò di Forzore Spinelli, called Niccolò Fiorentino (1430–1514)
    Charles VIII, King of France (b. 1470; r. 1483–98), ca. 1495
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 3 3/4 in. (9.46 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 27

  • Bronze portrait medal of Girolamo Savonarola wearing a hooded cape and holding a large crucifix in both hands

    Unknown Florentine artist
    Girolamo Savonarola (1452–1498), after 1492
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 3 9/16 in. (9.03 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 28

  • Bronze portrait medal of Girolama Sacrata wearing an elaborate dress with a high collar and puffed sleeves, pearl-drop earrings and bands of pearls in her hair, in profile to the right; pearled border

    Giovanni Michele Pastorino, called Pastorino de’ Pastorini (ca. 1508–1592)
    Girolama Sacrati (ca. 1515–after 1573), dated 1555
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 2 3/4 in. (7.06 cm)
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection

    Cat. 29

  • Lead portrait medal of Sperone Speroni in a flat cap and high-collared cape, bearded, in profile to the right; pearled border

    Ludovico Leoni (1542–1612)
    Sperone Speroni (1500–1588), after 1560
    Lead-tin alloy, cast
    Diam.: 2 11/16 in. (6.79 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 30

  • Bronze portrait medal of Andrea Doria wearing armor, with drapery pinned at the shoulders and a long chain, bearded, with a trident behind him, in profile to the right; pearled border

    Leone Leoni (1509–1590)
    Andrea Doria, Admiral and Ruler of Genoa (1466–1560), ca. 1541
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 1 5/8 in. (4.15 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016

    Cat. 31

  • portrait medal of admiral donning a beard, with letters along circumference

    Leone Leoni (1509–1590)
    Andrea Doria, Admiral and Ruler of Genoa (1466–1560), and Self-Portrait of Leone Leoni, ca. 1541
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 1 11/16 in. (4.34 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 32

  • Bronze portrait medal of Giannello delle Torre, bearded, in profile to the right; pearled border

    Jacopo Nizzola da Trezzo (1519–1589)
    Gianello della Torre (1500–1585), ca. 1550
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 3 1/8 in. (7.97 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 33

  • Wax model on a black background for a portrait medal of Ferrante Loffredo wearing armor with drapery, with curly hair and beard, in profile to the left, in a wooden frame

    Unknown Milanese artist
    Ferrante Loffredo, Marquess of Trevico (d. 1573), mid-16th century
    Wax on glass
    Diam.: 3 15/16 in. (10.02 cm) (including wooden case)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 34

  • Bronze portrait medal of Ferrante Loffredo wearing armor with drapery, with curly hair and beard, in profile to the left; pearled border

    Unknown Milanese artist
    Ferrante Loffredo, Marquess of Trevico (d. 1573), mid-16th century
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 2 3/4 in. (6.97 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 35

  • Lead medal of a bust of a nude woman surrounded by drapery, wearing a necklace and earrings and ribbons in her curly hair, in profile to the right with a face in profile looking in from the right

    Alfonso Ruspagiari (1521–1576)
    Portrait of a Woman and an Onlooker, ca. 1550
    Lead alloy, cast
    Diam.: 2 3/4 in. (6.96 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 36

  • Lead portrait medal of Maria of Spain wearing a ruff and a wide-collared fur-lined robe, in profile to the left

    Antonio Abondio (1538–1591)
    Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress (1528–1603), dated 1575
    Lead alloy, cast
    Diam.: 2 5/16 in. (5.82 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 37

  • Oval bronze portrait medal of Girolamo Conestagio de' Franchi wearing armor and a ruff, with a short beard and mustache, in profile to the right

    MARTINO SA, probably Martino da Savona (act. late 16th century)
    Girolamo de’ Franchi Conestaggio (ca. 1530–1618), dated 1590
    Copper alloy, cast
    2 1/4 × 1 11/16 in. (5.7 × 4.31 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 38

  • Gilt bronze portrait medal of Francesco Riccardi wearing a long full-bottomed 17th-century style wig and a cravat, in profile to the right

    Giovacchino Fortini (1670–1736)
    Francesco Riccardi (1648–1719), dated 1715
    Gilt copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 3 7/16 in. (8.74 cm)
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection

    Cat. 39

  • Silver gilt portrait medal of Giacomo Gradenigo wearing a tie wig, with drapery around his shoulders in profile to the left

    Filippo Balugani (1734–1780)
    Giacomo Gradenigo (1721–1796), dated 1777
    Gilt silver, struck, with decorative loop
    Diam.: 2 5/8 in. (6.67 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 40

  • Bronze medal of a man wearing a cloak with a wide collar, and a laurel wreath on his head

    Nuremberg School (Stabius Group)
    Johannes Stabius (1462–1522), ca. 1517
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 2 7/8 in. (7.23 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 41

  • Bronze portrait medal of Martin Tucher wearing a hat in profile to the right

    Hans Schwarz (ca. 1492/93–after 1527)
    Martin Tucher (1460–1528), 1519
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 2 3/16 in. (5.63 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 42

  • Bronze medal of a king wearing a disc-shaped hat, a cloak with a fur collar, and the order of the Golden Fleece around his neck

    Hans Daucher (ca. 1485–1538)
    Ludwig II, King of Hungary and Bohemia (b. 1506; r. 1516–26), and Count Stephan Schlick (1487–1526), dated 1526
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 2 3/8 in. (6.04 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 43

  • Stone model for a portrait medal of Friedrich Behaim wearing a hat over a bald head, bearded, in profile to the left

    Unknown Nuremberg artist
    Friedrich VII Behaim (1491–1533), dated (on reverse) 1526
    Limestone
    Diam.: 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 44

  • Wood medal in a wood frame of a woman with crossed arms wearing a widow dress

    Unknown German artist
    Margaret of Hapsburg, called Margaret of Austria (b. 1480; Governor of the Low Countries 1507–15 and 1517–30), 16th century
    Boxwood (relief) and rosewood (frame)
    Diam.: 2 7/16 in. (6.26 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 45

  • Bronze medal of a man in profile to the right wearing a pleated shirt with ornamented collar

    Matthes Gebel (ca. 15001574)
    Christoph Kress von Kressenstein (1484–1535), dated 1526; ca. 1530
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 1 9/16 in. (3.94 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 46

  • Copper medal of a man in profile wearing a high-necked shirt and doublet

    Matthes Gebel (ca. 15001574)
    Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), not before 1528
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 1 9/16 in. (3.90 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 47

  • Copper medal of a man in profile wearing a high-necked shirt and doublet

    Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528)
    Adam and Eve, 1504
    Engraving
    9 7/8 × 7 11/16 in. (25.1 × 19.5 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Henry Clay Frick Bequest

    Cat. 48

  • Wooden model for a portrait medal of Matthaeus Schwarz wearing a hat in profile to the right

    Friedrich Hagenauer (act. 1520–after 1546)
    Matthaeus Schwarz (1497–ca. 1574), 1530
    Boxwood
    Scher Collection
    Diam. obverse: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
    Diam. reverse: 1 3/4 in. (4.37 cm)

    Cat. 49

  • Silver portrait medal of Johan Friedrich of Saxony wearing a fur robe, holding a sword in his right hand and a shield in his left hand, with a chain around his neck, looking to the right

    Hans Reinhart the Elder (1500/10–1581)
    Johann Friedrich I (1503–1554; Elector of Saxony 1532–47), dated 1535
    Silver, cast
    Diam.: 2 9/16 in. (6.58 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 50

  • Gilt-silver medal depicting Adam and Eve under the Tree of Knowledge and surrounded by animals

    Hans Reinhart the Elder (1500/10–1581)
    Adam and Eve and the Crucifixion, dated 1536
    Gilt silver, cast
    Diam.: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection

    Cat. 51

  • Silver medal of God the Father enthroned, crowned and wearing an embroidered cope

    Hans Reinhart the Elder (1500/10–1581)
    Trinity Medal, dated 1544
    Silver, cast
    Diam.: 4 1/16 in. (10.28 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 52

  • Silver medal of a man wearing a broad hat, pleated shirt, wide-collared cloak, and the badge of the Order of the Golden Fleece

    Wolf Milicz (act. 1533–46)
    Ferdinand I (1503–1564) and Anne of Bohemia (1503–1547), dated 1537
    Silver, struck
    Diam.: 1 13/16 in. (4.68 cm)
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection

    Cat. 53

  • Silver medal of a woman wearing a widow’s bonnet and cap

    Unknown German artist
    Elisabeth, Duchess of Braunschweig-Calenberg (1510–1558), dated 1544
    Gilt silver alloy, cast
    Diam.: 1 5/8 in. (4.13 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 54

  • Silver portrait medal of Ottheinrich, Count of the Rhenish Palatinate, a large, heavy-set, man with a full beard, looking to the left and wearing a flat hat

    Master of the Ottheinrich of the Palatinate Group
    Ottheinrich, Count of the Rhenish Palatinate (b. 1502; Duke of Lower and Upper Bavaria 1502–59; Prince Elector of the Palatinate 1556–59), dated 1558
    Gilt silver
    Diam.: 1 3/4 in. (4.45 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 55

  • Silver medal of a man holding an hourglass surmounted by skull and a woman holding a book with her left hand

    Joachim Deschler (ca. 1500–1571)
    Georg (1508/9–1574) and Anna Prandstetter (d. 1568), dated 1563
    Silver, cast
    Diam.: 1 7/8 in. (4.76 cm)
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection

    Cat. 56

  • Silver medal of a man in profile to the left wearing a complex headdress

    Severin Brachmann (act. 1565–90 in Austria and Bohemia)
    Adam Myslík von Hyršov (1520–1581) and Prudentia Myslík (b. 1525), dated 1573
    Silver, cast
    Diam.: 1 5/16 in. (3.35 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 57

  • Silver medal of a balding man with mustache and beard, facing three quarters to the right and wearing ruff and cross

    Attributed to Balduin Drentwett (1545–1627)
    Michael Leonhard Maier (b. 1520), dated 1580
    Silver, cast
    Diam.: 1 5/8 in. (4.16 cm)
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection

    Cat. 58

  • Silver medal of a man with long hair pulled back in braid, wearing a wide hat with badge

    Unknown Nuremberg artist
    Magdalena Welzer Roemerin (1505–1582), dated 1582
    Silver, cast
    Diam.: 1 9/16 in. (3.97 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 59

  • Silver medal in a partially gilt case with chain depicting the coat of arms of the family Rieter von Kornburg

    Unknown German artist
    Member of the Rieter von Kornburg Family (patrician of Nuremberg, likely died in 1637), not before 1631 (medal and locket); not before 1637 (mounting)
    Gilt silver, cast (medal); silver, partially gilt (mounting and suspension chains, probably the original ones)
    Silver in frame: 1 9/16 × 1 5/16 in. (3.96 × 3.36 cm)
    Framed: 2 × 1 15/16 in. (5.08 × 4.97 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 60

  • Silver medal of a man and woman joining hands and receiving laurel wreaths from angels above

    Johann Blum (ca. 1599–after 1668; act. in Bremen)
    William II of Orange-Nassau (b. 1626; Stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands 1647–50) and Mary Henrietta Stuart, Princess Royal (1631–1660), 1641
    Silver, struck
    Diam.: 2 7/8 in. (7.28 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 61

  • Silver medal of a man sitting upon a throne wearing classical armor and holding a sword in his right hand

    Sebastian Dadler (1586–1657)
    Frederick Henry in Triumph and Arrival of Princess Mary in the Netherlands, dated 1648
    Gilt silver, struck
    Diam.: 2 7/8 in. (7.35 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 62

  • Sebastian Dadler (1586–1657)
    Ladislaus IV Vasa, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (b. 1595; r. 1632–48), and Ludovica Maria Gonzaga-Nevers, Queen of Poland (b. 1611; r. 1645–67), 1645–48
    Silver, struck
    Diam.: 1 15/16 in. (4.98 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 63

  • Silver medal depicting a man on a rearing steed in front of troops and a walled cityscape

    Sebastian Dadler (1586–1657)
    Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1608; r. 1637–57), dated 1649
    Silver, struck
    Diam.: 3 1/16 in. (7.76 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016

    Cat. 64

  • Silver medal of a man wearing armor and holding a baton

    Martin Heinrich Omeis (or Ohmeiss, 1651–1703; act. in Dresden)
    John George II of Wettin (b. 1613; Elector of Saxony 1656–80), 1677
    Silver, struck
    2 3/16 × 1 7/8 in. (5.53 × 4.82 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 65

  • Silver medal of a man wearing a wide hat with a plume and holding glasses in his right hand and covering his face with his left hand

    Johann Christoph Reteke (act. 1664–1720)
    Hamburg Satirical Medal, 17th century
    Silver, struck
    1 3/4 × 1 9/16 in. (4.39 × 4.02 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 66

  • Silver medal depicting a female figure standing with a sail on a wheel in the sea

    Heinrich Bonhorst (act. 1669; d. 1711)
    Fortuna and Silver Mines, ca. 1698
    Silver, cast
    Diam.: 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 67

  • Silver medal of a man in profile to the right wearing a wig

    Franz Andreas Schega (1711–1787)
    Maximilian III Joseph (1727–1777) and Marie Anne Sophia of Saxony (1728–1797), ca. 1747
    Silver, struck
    Diam.: 2 7/16 in. (6.19 cm)
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection

    Cat. 68

  • Bronze medal of a woman in profile to the right with hair styled high and draped

    Bernhard Perger (act. ca. 1769–98)
    Princess Livia ab Auria Carapha (dates unknown), dated 1779
    Copper alloy, struck
    Diam.: 2 7/8 in. (7.38 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016

    Cat. 69

  • Silver portrait medal of Marie Antoinette wearing a curled wig, with a lovelock over her right shoulder, in a low-cut dress trimmed with ermine

    Anton Franz Widemann (1724–1792) and Peter Kaiserswerth (act. 1765–93)
    Marie Antoinette (1755–1793), dated 1770
    Silver, struck
    Diam.: 1 3/4 in. (4.38 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 70

  • Bronze medal of a woman in profile to the left

    Conrad Heinrich Küchler (act. 1763–1821)
    Marie-Antoinette (1755–1793), dated 1793
    Copper, struck
    Diam.: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016

    Cat. 71

  • Silver portrait medal of George  van Egmond, Bishop of Utrecht holding his gloves and wearing a ring, a Canterbury cap, a small ruff under a buttoned jerkin, and a cloak with hanging sleeves, trimmed with ermine

    Steven van Herwijck (ca. 1530–1565/67)
    George van Egmond, Bishop of Utrecht (1504–1559), dated 1558
    Silver, cast
    Diam.: 5 11/16 in. (14.45 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 72

  • Silver portrait medal of Elizabeth, Marchioness of Northampton wearing a French hood, a brocade gown with puffed sleeves and ruffed collar, and a necklace

    Steven van Herwijck (ca. 1530–1565/67)
    Elizabeth Brook, Marchioness of Northampton (1526–1565), dated 1562
    Silver, cast
    Diam.: 1 5/8 in. (4.06 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 73

  • Bronze portrait medal of Lucas Munich wearing a cope richly decorated with orphreys

    Jacques Jonghelinck (1530–1606)
    Lucas Munich (1490/91–1563), dated 1559
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 2 11/16 in. (6.81 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 74

  • bust of bearded man in armor

    Jacques Jonghelinck (1530–1606)
    Bust of Don Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, Third Duke of Alba (1507–1582), 1571
    Bronze
    46 × 26 3/4 × 15 in. (116.8 × 67.9 × 38.1 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Henry Clay Frick Bequest

    Cat. 75

  • Jacques Jonghelinck (1530–1606)
    Don Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, Third Duke of Alba (1507–1582), dated 1571
    Silver, cast
    Diam.: 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 1994

    Cat. 76

  • Silver medal depicting a woman with hair elaborately pinned up beneath a diadem, wearing pearl teardrop earrings, a necklace ending in a pearl pendant that hangs between her bare breasts, a cape, and a gown, pinned with a sunburst brooch

    Cup inset with Jan de Vos (ca. 1578–after 1619)
    Allegory of Vanitas, dated 1614
    Silver, with gilding
    Cup: 5 1/16 × 3 15/16 × 4 in. (12.8 × 10 × 10.2 cm)
    Medal only: 2 1/4 × 1 3/4 in. (5.7 × 4.4 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 77

  • Silver gilt medal of Hercules and Minerva standing on either side of a pile of weapons and armor; between them, two branches, oak and olive, are tied together. In her right hand, Minerva holds seven arrows representing the seven provinces of the Netherlands. Above, heavenly rays emanate from the name of Jehovah in Hebrew. Two cherubs support a banderole. In the center of the field, two other cherubs hold a smaller banderole

    Jan (Johannes) Lutma the Elder (ca. 1584–1669)
    The Peace of Münster, dated 1648
    Gilt silver, two cast shells soldered together
    Diam.: 2 13/16 in. (7.18 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 78

  • Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669)
    Jan (Johannes) Lutma the Elder (ca. 1584–1669), 1656
    State III of IV
    Etching and drypoint
    7 3/4 x 5 7/8 in. (19.7 x 14.9 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Henry Clay Frick Bequest

    Cat. 79

  • Silver portrait medal of Admiral Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp wearing a plain collar, metal gorget, buttoned doublet, and badge of the Order of St. Michael on a ribbon, flanked by two palm branches, banners, clouds, and cannons. Above, two putti hold a crown over his head formed by the prows of ships

    Wouter Muller (1604–1673)
    Admiral Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp (1597–1653), dated 1653
    Silver, two cast shells soldered together
    Diam.: 2 3/4 in. (7.06 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 80

  • Silver medal depicting two flying genii, one clothed and one nude, sounding horns, each holding a ribbon ending in a tassel and a banner; below, a corpse wrapped in a shroud and resting, head supported by a bolster, on a tomb; beneath, a cartouche flanked by two contorted skeletons

    Wouter Muller? (1604–1673)
    Memento Mori for Cornelius Nuck (1637–1717), dated 1717
    Silver, cast
    2 7/8 × 2 5/8 in. (7.38 × 6.72 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 81

  • Silver medal depicting, in the foreground, a rooster with hen and chicks beside a scythe and agricultural tools (including a spade and plow), behind which appears Cupid with arrows, which represent the seven provinces of the Netherlands and a lion of Holland looking at a couple (seated on a cart) who, hands clasped, face one another while stepping on a skull; in the middle ground, a man works the field before a chapel, outside which a mother and two children, as well as a figure with a cross and Bible, sit;

    After Wouter Muller (1604–1673), probably by Cornelis Coutrier (before 17301749)
    Silver Wedding of Johannis de Waal and Gerbreghie Valkes (dates unknown), dated 1718
    Silver, two cast shells soldered together
    Diam.: 2 11/16 in. (6.9 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 82

  • Silver medal depicting two flying genii, nude, pointing toward the clouds from which rays of sunlight stream. They support a banner; below, a woman crowned with laurels and wrapped in a shroud, her eyes closed and head supported by a roll of cloth, reclines upon a sarcophagus, fronted by a cartouche flanked by genii

    After Wouter Muller (1604–1673)
    Deaths of Maria Henrica (1731–1734) and Johannes Petrus van Brienen (1734–1734), dated 1734
    Silver, cast
    2 7/8 × 2 5/8 in. (7.33 × 6.64 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 83

  • Silver portrait medal of Charles II, King of England with long hair and thin mustache, wearing armor, a large neck cloth with bow, and the Order of the Garter

    Pieter van Abeele (1608–1684)
    Charles II, King of England (b. 1630; r. 1660–85), dated 1660
    Silver, cast
    Diam.: 2 11/16 in. (6.85 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016

    Cat. 84

  • Silver medal depicting a seated couple bathed in sunlight, wearing fanciful classical dress and joined together by a chain from which hangs a heart, trample three serpents underfoot; in the background, a grapevine trained on two posts, and a flowering plant

    Attributed to Pieter van Abeele (1608–1684)
    Marriage and Prosperity, ca. 1655
    Silver, two cast shells soldered together
    Diam.: 3 in. (7.65 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 85

  • Silver portrait medal of King Charles X Gustavus Vasa of Sweden standing in the foreground with a city in the background

    Attributed to Pieter van Abeele (1608–1684)
    Charles X Gustav Vasa, King of Sweden (b. 1622; r. 1654–60), dated 1660
    Silver, cast
    2 9/16 × 2 1/8 in. (6.54 × 5.47 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 86

  • Silver portrait medal of Gertrude van Hooftman wearing a brocade gown with large flat collar, a double strand of pearls, pearl-drop earrings, and a tight cap

    After Pieter van Abeele (1608–1684)
    Gertrude van Hooftman (1609–1658), dated 1658
    Silver, two cast shells soldered together
    Diam.: 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 87

  • Silver medal depicting Mercury, god of Commerce, flying above the new Town Hall holding the caduceus and a hat signifying Liberty. The Nieuwe Kerk to the right, Amphion seated in the foreground, and the arms of Amsterdam. In the middle ground, a crowd of onlookers.

    Juriaen Pool I (1618–1669)
    Inauguration of the New Town Hall, Amsterdam, dated 1655
    Silver, struck
    Diam.: 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 88

  • Silver medal depicting, in the foreground, lion standing upon implements of war, two cannons, a helmet, a shield, and an arquebus. In the background, warships are scattered over the sea

    Jan (Johannes) Lutma the Younger (1624–1685)
    The Peace of Breda, dated 1667
    Silver, struck
    Diam.: 2 3/4 in. (7.06 cm)
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection

    Cat. 89

  • Silver jugate portrait medal of the brothers Johann and Cornelius de Witt

    Unknown artist
    Cornelius de Witt (1623–1672) and Johann de Witt (1625–1672), dated 1672
    Silver, cast
    Diam.: 2 in. (5.09 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016

    Cat. 90

  • Silver portrait medal of King William III  and Queen Mary seated and crowned, each wearing their coronation robes and holding a scepter and orb

    Unknown artist
    William III of Orange (b. 1650; Stadholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands 1672–1702; King of England, Scotland, and Ireland 1689–1702) and Mary II, Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland (b. 1662; r. 1689–94), dated 1689
    Silver, two cast shells soldered together
    Diam.: 2 7/16 in. (6.27 cm)
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection

    Cat. 91

  • Silver portrait medal of Cornelia Bierens wearing ermine-lined coat and flowered cap

    Johann George Holtzhey (1729–1808)
    Cornelia Bierens (1690–1792), dated 1790
    Silver, struck
    Diam.: 1 3/4 in. (4.47 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016

    Cat. 92

  • Silver medal inscribed DER DOOD VON LUDWIG XVI KONIG VON FRANKREICH [The death of Louis XVI, King of France]

    Unknown artist
    Beheading of Louis XVI, King of France (1754–1793; r. 1774–92), dated 1793
    Lead-tin alloy, cast
    Diam.: 1 3/4 in. (4.49 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016

    Cat. 93

  • Silver portrait medal of Charles VII crowned and wearing, over armor, a surcoat with three fleurs-de-lis, visor closed and brandishing a sword, riding a horse in a fleur-de-lis-adorned caparison; pearled borders

    Unknown artist
    Charles VII, King of France (b. 1403; r. 1422–61), dated 1455
    Silver, struck
    Diam.: 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 94

  • Bronze portrait medal of King Louis XII of France wearing his crown over a cap and the collar of the Order of St. Michael

    Nicolas Leclerc (act. 1487–1507) and Jean de Saint-Priest (act. 1490–1516)
    Louis XII, King of France (b. 1462; r. 1498–1515), and Anne of Brittany (1476–1514), dated 1499
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 4 1/2 in. (11.44 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 95

  • Bronze portrait medal of Louise of Savoy wearing a chaperon

    Unknown French artist, after Giovanni Candida
    Louise of Savoy (1476–1531) and Marguerite of Angoulême (1492–1549), ca. 1504–12
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 2 11/16 in. (6.87 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 96

  • Bronze portrait medal of King Henry II of France

    Germain Pilon (ca. 1525–1590)
    Henri II, King of France (b. 1519; r. 1547–59), dated 1559
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 6 7/16 in. (16.36 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 97

  • Bronze portrait medal of Catherine de Bourbon, her hair loosely tied up in classical style, wearing a plain, spiked crown, and a simple dress under drapery pinned at the shoulder

    Unknown artist
    Catherine de Bourbon, Duchess of Bar (1558–1604), dated 1599
    Copper alloy, cast
    2 1/16 × 1 5/8 in. (5.21 × 4.13 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 98

  • Bronze portrait medal of Cosimo II de’ Medici hair worn short and swept back from the forehead, wearing a millstone ruff, the badge of the Order of the Holy Spirit suspended from a ribbon, and ceremonial armor, a commander’s sash, with a tall gorget and ornate decoration; framed by a pearled border

    Guillaume Dupré (ca. 1579–1640)
    Cosimo II de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1590–1621), dated 1613
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 3 11/16 in. (9.31 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 99

  • Bronze portrait medal of Christine of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany wearing a widow’s veil modeled in high relief

    Guillaume Dupré (ca. 1579–1640)
    Christine of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (1565–1636), 1613
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 3 11/16 in. (9.3 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 100

  • Guillaume Dupré (ca. 1579–1640)
    Pierre Jeannin (1540–1622), dated 1618
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 7 3/8 in. (18.75 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 101

  • Bronze portrait medal of Pierre Jeannin wearing a magisterial robe over a high-collared shirt

    Jean Warin (1606–1672)
    Antoine Coëffier, called Ruzé, Marquess of Éffiat (1581–1632), dated 1629
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 2 9/16 in. (6.54 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 102

  • Bronze portrait medal of Antoine Coëffier, called Ruzé, Marquis d’Éffiat wearing a lace collar, armor, and the ribbon and cross of the Order of the Holy Spirit

    Jean Warin (1606–1672)
    Anne of Austria (1601–1666) and Louis XIV, King of France
    (b. 1638, r. 1643–1715)
    , 1645 (dated 1638)
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 3 13/16 in. (9.75 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 103

  • Gilt Copper alloy protraying Antoine Coysevox facing right

    Thomas Bernard (1650–1713)
    Antoine Coysevox (1640–1720), dated 1711
    Gilt copper alloy, struck
    Diam.: 2 7/16 in. (6.14 cm)
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection

    Cat. 104

  • bust of young boy with long tendrils, wearing buttoned coat and long collared shirt blouse

    Antoine Coysevox (1640–1720)
    Louis XV as a Child of Six, 1716
    Marble
    23 1/2 × 20 × 8 3/4 in. (59.7 × 50.8 × 22.2 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Ira H. Kaufman, 1990

    Cat. 105

  • Unknown artist
    Meeting of the Estates General, dated 1789
    Lead-tin alloy, cast
    Diam.: 3 1/16 in. (7.72 cm)
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection

    Cat. 106

  • Lead medal depicting a crowd of armed citizens and members of the National Guard, surrounded by canons and barrels of ammunition, firing at the Bastille, from whose ramparts armed figures return fire

    Bertrand Andrieu (1761–1822)
    Siege of the Bastille, dated 1789
    Lead-tin alloy, cast
    Diam.: 3 1/8 in. (8 cm)
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection

    Cat. 107

  • Lead medal depicting Napoleon on horseback, wearing military uniform and a commander’s cape, riding through a rocky outcrop, his right hand raised and brandishing bolts of lightning

    Bertrand Andrieu (1761–1822)
    Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821; First Consul 1799–1804; Emperor of France 1804–14/15), dated 1800
    Lead alloy, cast
    Diam.: 2 11/16 in. (6.83 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 108

  • Silver medal of a man in profile to the right with short hair and a laureate

    Bertrand Andrieu (1761–1822) and Nicolas Guy Antoine Brenet (1773–1846)
    Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821; First Consul 1799–1804; Emperor of France 1804–14/15), 1805
    Silver, struck
    Diam.: 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 109

  • Gilt bronze portrait medal of Joséphine Bonaparte, hair braided around head and held in place with a fillet, wearing a tiara of oak leaves and acorns, a comb or tiara edged with pearls, a pendant earring, a pearl necklace, and a delicate, high-standing lace collar

    Pierre-Jean David d’Angers (1788–1856)
    Josephine Bonaparte (1763–1814; Empress Consort of France 1804–10; Queen Consort of Italy 1805–10), ca. 1832
    Gilt copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 7 in. (17.78 cm)
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection

    Cat. 110

  • Plaster medal of a man in profile to the right

    Pierre-Jean David d’Angers (1788–1856)
    Jean-Victor Schnetz (1787–1870), dated 1828
    Plaster
    Diam. (with loop): 5 3/16 in. (13.17 cm)
    Diam.: 4 7/8 in. (12.37 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 111

  • Wax portrait of a man in profile to the right

    Pierre-Jean David d’Angers (1788–1856)
    Pierre-René Choudieu (1761–1838), 1832
    Wax on slate
    5 5/8 × 4 15/16 in. (14.25 × 12.56 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 112

  • Bronze medal of man in profile to the right, wearing a shirt with a wide collar

    Jean-Jacques Richard (1792–1865)
    Justin Liberté, dated 18[?]9
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 3 11/16 in. (9.32 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 113

  • Bronze portrait medal of Alphonse Louis David, bearded, wearing a heavy overcoat

    Antoine-Augustin Préault (1809–1879)
    Alphonse Louis David (1798–after 1849), ca. 1838
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 7 3/4 in. (19.69 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 114

  • Bronze portrait medal of Jean Leon Gerome in profile to the right

    Jules-Clément Chaplain (1839–1909)
    Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824–1904), dated 1885
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 4 in. (10.19 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 115

  • Bronze medal depicting an allegory of painting represented as a nude woman, laureate and seated on a bench in front of an easel, with a paintbrush in her right hand and a palette in her left and city in the background

    Jules-Clément Chaplain (1839–1909)
    Personification of Painting, 1885
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 4 in. (10.11 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016

    Cat. 116

  • Gilded medal of a woman in profile to the left with her hair pinned under a hat decorated with feathers, wearing a ribbon around her neck

    Jules-Clément Chaplain (1839–1909)
    Sarah Gustave Simon (dates unknown), dated 1889
    Gilt galvanotype
    Diam.: 4 13/16 in. (12.19 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 117

  • Silver medal of a man in a flat collar and richly decorated armor, wearing a soft cap with a bejeweled brim, adorned with feathers

    Unknown artist
    Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (1532/33–1588), dated 1587
    Silver, cast
    Diam.: 1 13/16 in. (4.67 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016

    Cat. 118

  • Silver portrait medal of Queen Anne crowned, with jewels in her hair, wearing a stiff lace collar, pearl earrings, a pearl necklace with pendant, and a gown with a low neckline (trimmed with lace and exposing her décolletage)

    Simon de Passe (1595–1647)
    Queen Anne (b. 1574; Queen Consort of Scotland 1589–1619; Queen Consort of England and Ireland 1603–19), ca. 1616
    Silver, stamped (?)
    2 1/4 × 1 13/16 in. (5.69 × 4.55 cm) (including gold frame but excluding top loop)
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection

    Cat. 119

  • Silver portrait medal of Nicholas Wadham framed by a narrow wreath and four skulls (above, below, and flanking), wearing a falling ruff (trimmed) and plain doublet with set-in sleeves

    Unknown artist
    Nicholas (1532–1609) and Dorothy Wadham (1534–1618), ca. 1618
    Silver, repoussé
    2 1/8 × 1 13/16 in. (5.4 × 4.55 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 120

  • Silver portrait medal of Sir William Parkhurst framed by an ornate border of scrolls, bouquets of flowers, and vegetal motifs, with lions’ heads above and wearing a falling collar, plain buttoned doublet, and loose cloak, and holds in his hand, resting on his belly, a portrait medal (presumably of Charles I)

    Thomas Rawlins (1620–1670)
    Sir William Parkhurst (d. 1667; Warden of the Mint of England 1623–42, 1660–66), dated 1644
    Silver, repoussé, mounted on a wood backing
    Diam.: 3 3/16 in. (8.09 cm) (not including wooden frame)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 121

  • Silver portrait medal of Dorcas Brabazon, Lady Lane with ringlets of hair falling from her braided chignon onto her shoulder, wearing a pearl tear-drop earring, pearl necklace, and a lace-trimmed or embroidered gown, with shoulders and décolletage exposed

    Abraham Simon (1617–1692) and Thomas Simon (1618–1665)
    Dorcas Brabazon, Lady Lane (dates unknown; m. 1644 to Sir George Lane), dated 1662
    Silver, cast
    Diam.: 1 1/4 in. (3.25 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 122

  • George Stubbs (1724−1806)
    Portrait of Warren Hastings, ca. 1791
    Watercolor over graphite
    5 3/8 x 4 5/16 in. (13.7 x 10.9 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Bequest of Charles A. Ryskamp, 2010

    Cat. 123

  • Bronze portrait medal of George Gordon, Lord Byron hair worn short and curled, within a thin, beadwork-like border

    Alfred Joseph Stothard (1793–1864)
    George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788–1824), dated 1824
    Copper alloy, struck
    Diam.: 2 1/2 in. (6.36 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 124

  • Gold portrait medal of Queen Victoria at age 78, with hair and crown half-concealed under a veil, wearing a pearl tear-drop earring, a pearl or diamond necklace with pendant, and a blouse of light material under a gown, with what appears to be the Star of the Order of the Garter pinned above her heart

    George William de Saulles (1861–1903)
    Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (b. 1819; r. 1837–1901), dated 1897
    Gold, struck
    Diam.: 2 3/16 in. (5.56 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 125

  • Bronze portrait medal of Ella Mielziner seated on a bench, with hair worn pinned beneath a pillbox hat (decorated with three flowers) draped with a long veil, wearing a long dress with a lace or embroidery neck and elbow-length, leg-of-mutton sleeves (bound tight around the upper arm), holding a parasol in her lap and a pair of gloves in her hand

    Theodore Spicer-Simson (1871–1959)
    Ella Mielziner (1873–1968), dated 1906
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 126

  • Silver medal of a man wearing a shirt with high collar and flat cap and a thick chain around his neck

    Unknown artist
    Anselm Ephorinus (ca. 1498–1566) and His Wife Sophia [Fogelweder] (b. ca. 1525), dated 1557
    Silver, cast
    Diam.: 3 11/16 in. (9.3 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 127

  • Silver medal of a woman wearing a dress with high Renaissance collar, necklace, ear-ring

    Unknown artist
    Princess Hedwig of Denmark (1581–1641; Electress of Saxony 1602–11), after 1602
    Silver, cast
    1 5/16 × 1 1/8 in. (3.36 × 2.8 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 128

  • Unknown artist
    Gustavus II Adolphus, King of Sweden (b. 1594; r. 1611–32),
    ca. 1630–32
    Silver, embossed, from Nuremberg or Stettin (Germany), with hallmark of Paul Walter from Dresden in the field on the left
    3 13/16 × 2 13/16 in. (9.73 × 7.13 cm) (including frame)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 129

  • Silver medal of a man wearing a harness with a draped mantle

    Possibly Johan Höhn (1607–1693)
    Boguslaw (1620–1669) and Anna Maria (1640–1667) Radziwill of Poland, 1665
    Silver, struck
    Diam.: 1 15/16 in. (4.88 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 130

  • Silver medal of a man crowned with laurel, wearing a harness with inlaid plastron and decorated with a leonine muzzle, with a draped imperial mantle

    Fyodor Alexeyev (1753–1824)
    Peter I of Russia, the Great (b. 1672; Tsar of All Russia 1682–1721; Emperor of All Russia 1721–25), dated 1703
    Silver, struck
    Diam.: 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016

    Cat. 131

  • Bronze medal of a man wearing a long beard and an open wide shirt

    Leopold Sinayeff-Bernstein (1867–1944)
    Leo Tolstoy (Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy) (1828–1910), 1911
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 10 7/16 in. (26.52 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 132

  • Partially gilt bronze medal of a man in profile to the right

    Jean Dassier (1676–1763)
    George I, King of Great Britain (b. 1660; r. 1714–27), and George II, King of Great Britain (b. 1683; r. 1727–60), dated 1727
    Copper alloy (partial gilt), struck
    Diam.: 1 1/4 in. (3.17 cm)
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection

    Cat. 133

  • Silver medal depicting the figure of Liberty with her long hair blowing in the wind and the Phrygian cap of freedom on a pole behind her

    Augustin Dupré (1748–1833) and Claude Michel, called Clodion (1738–1814)
    Libertas Americana, 1783
    Silver, struck
    Diam.: 1 7/8 in. (4.75 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 134

  • Terracotta sculpture of Zephyrus and Flora.  The two figures are sharing a kiss, Zephyrus is in the middle of crowning Flora with his left hand.

    Claude Michel, called Clodion (1738–1814)
    Zephyrus and Flora, 1799
    Terracotta
    23 x 10 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. (58.4 x 26 x 29.2 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Henry Clay Frick Bequest

    Cat. 135

  • Silver medal of a woman in profile to the right, wearing a gown tied in the front with a sash

    Geronimo Antonio Gil (act. last quarter of 18th century)
    Maria Luisa of Parma (1751–1819; Queen Consort of Spain 1788–1808), dated 1793
    Silver, struck
    Diam.: 2 3/16 in. (5.63 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016

    Cat. 136

  • Bronze medal of a man reclining in bed against pillows and with a blanket on his lap, sheets of paper in his left hand and a cigarette in his right

    Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907)
    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894), dated 1887, (probably cast ca. 1907)
    Copper alloy, cast
    Diam.: 18 1/16 in. (45.9 cm)
    Scher Collection

    Cat. 137