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The Pursuit of Immortality

Frick Collection, New York

9 May - 10 Sep 2017

Masterpieces from the Scher Collection of Portrait Medals

This summer, The Frick Collection celebrates the gift of the Scher Collection (the largest acquisition in the collection’s history) with this special exhibition, featuring more than 120 medals along with sculptures and works on paper from the Frick’s own holdings. Exploring medals as essential to the history of portraiture in Western art — produced by artists who were also well-known painters, sculptors, and printmakers — the exhibition honours portrait medals as a triumph of sculptural production on a small scale. Find out more about the ‘Pursuit of Immortality’ exhibition from the Frick Collection’s website.

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Leonello d’Este, Marquess of Ferrara (ca. 1445), Pisanello. Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Leonello d’Este, Marquess of Ferrara (ca. 1445), Pisanello. Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Anne of Bohemia (dated 1537), Wolf Milicz. Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Anne of Bohemia (dated 1537), Wolf Milicz. Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Michael Leonhard Maier (dated 1580), attributed to Balduin Drentwett. Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Michael Leonhard Maier (dated 1580), attributed to Balduin Drentwett. Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (dated 1649), Sebastian Dadler. Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (dated 1649), Sebastian Dadler. Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Josephine Bonaparte (1763–1814; Empress Consort of France 1804–10; Queen Consort of Italy 1805–10) (ca. 1832), David d'Angers. Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Josephine Bonaparte (1763–1814; Empress Consort of France 1804–10; Queen Consort of Italy 1805–10) (ca. 1832), David d’Angers. Photo: Michael Bodycomb

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