The Pursuit of Immortality

The Pursuit of Immortality

Masterpieces from the Scher Collection of Portrait Medals

Hardback64pp Illustrated178x178mm

9781911282068     Product Code: 509356

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Portrait medals, which commemorate individuals through a combination of likeness, imagery and text, were an important artistic innovation of the Renaissance. Ng presents fine examples, ranging from the 15th to 19th century, which are now in one of the world’s most significant private collections. She traces the art form’s origins and development, discussing the techniques used across Europe to make medals and the personal and political purposes for which they were produced.

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