Leonello d'Este

Italian
Renaissance
about 1443
Artist Antonio Pisano (called Pisanello) (Italian, about 1395–1455)


Place of Manufacture: Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 24. Kress 6.

Dimensions

Overall: 61 mm, 0.1 kg (2 3/8 in., 110 gm)

Accession Number

23.208

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Leonello d’Este (born 1407, marquess of Ferrara 1441-50).

Obverse: Profile bust of Leonello d’Este looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “LEONELLVS MARCHIO ESTENSIS” [words separated by olive-branches].

Reverse: A head with three faces; on either side is an olive branch; inscribed at edge “OPVS PISANI·PICTORIS”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LEONELLVS MARCHIO ESTENSIS" [words separated by olive-branches].

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "OPVS PISANI·PICTORIS".

Provenance

By 1875, C.C. Perkins, Boston; 1909, transferred from C.C. Perkins to Charles B. Perkins, Boston; 1923, sold by Charles B. Perkins to the MFA for $1000 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: April 5, 1923)

NOTES:
[1] MFA accession numbers 23.202-209 were acquired together for $1000.

Credit Line

Lucy Stone Brewer Fund