book cover with picture of a copper alloy cast portrait medal by Pisanello of Leonello d’Este, Marquess of Ferrara

The Pursuit of Immortality: Masterpieces from the Scher Collection of Portrait Medals

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This catalogue, published to accompany an exhibition of the same name, includes highlights from the Scher Collection, arguably the world’s most comprehensive and significant private collection of portrait medals. The collection, part gift and promised gift to the Frick, dates from the fifteenth through the nineteenth century and comprises extraordinary examples from Italy, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and England. An essay by Aimee Ng traces the development of the art of the medal, providing an elegant and concise introduction to the topic.

Author: Aimee Ng

Publisher: The Frick Collection in association with D Giles Limited

Hardcover, 7 ⅛ × 7⅛ in., 64 pages, 40 color illustrations
Price: 
$19.95
Member Price: 
$17.95