A Group of Reproductions of Renaissance Medals

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Date of Auction: 28th November 2001

Sold for £55

Estimate: £70 - £90

Pisanello, Cecilia Gonzaga, daughter of Gianfrancesco I, Marquess of Mantua, portrait medal, bust left, her hair tied up, rev. Cecilia represented as Innocence, her hand on an unicorn’s head, 82mm (cf. Kress 17). Extremely fine with pleasant brown patination (£70-90)

Footnote

Always an endearing image, this reproduction manages to capture something of the beauty of the originals