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