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Ercole d'Este and his wife Eleanora of Aragon, 1473

  • Bartolommeo Sperandio, Italian, 1425-1504

Lead with traces of gilding

  • Overall: 3 3/4 × 3 1/8 inches (9.5 × 7.9 cm)

Gift of the Grosse Pointe Art Association

47.367

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

Inscribed, below the two confronted busts: HER DVX

Professor Richard Norton. Grosse Pointe Art Association (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA)

1947-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Bode. "Simon Collection," Pressisches Jahrbuch 19 (1898): pp. 222-223. Hill, G.F. A Corpus of Italian Medals of Renaissance Before Cellini. London: British Museum, 1930, no. 336a. Hill, G.F. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Oxford, 1931, no. 116.

Bartolommeo Sperandio, Ercole d'Este and his wife Eleanora of Aragon, 1473, lead with traces of gilding. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the Grosse Pointe Art Association, 47.367.