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The Scher collection of commemorative medals / edited by Stephen K. Scher with the assistance of Aimee Ng ; essays by Christopher Eimer [and 7 others] ; entries by Walter Cupperi [and 7 others] ; artist biographies by Emma Merkling, Stephen K. Scher, and Davide Stefanacci.
New York : The Frick Collection ; London : In association with D Giles Limited, [2019]
Physical Description:
655 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Reference Library
CJ5512.U62 S34 2019 (LC) Oversize
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
Note: Please contact the Reference Library to schedule an appointment [Email ycba.reference@yale.edu]

Includes bibliographical references (pages 568-630) and index.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Private collections.
Frick Collection -- Catalogs.
Frick Collection.
Medals -- Europe -- Catalogs.
Medals -- Mexico -- Catalogs.
Medals -- United States -- Catalogs.
Portrait medallions -- Catalogs.
Scher, Janie Woo -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Scher, Janie Woo.
Scher, Stephen K.
Scher, Stephen K. -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
United States.
Scher, Stephen K., editor, writer of supplementary textual content.
Ng, Aimee, editor, writer of supplementary textual content.
Eimer, Christopher, writer of supplementary textual content.
Cupperi, Walter, writer of supplementary textual content.
Merkling, Emma, writer of supplementary textual content.
Stefanacci, Davide, writer of supplementary textual content.
Frick Collection, issuing body.

  • Introduction
  • Hunting the wild aftercast: confessions of a medal collector / by Stephen K. Scher
  • Note to the reader / by Aimee Ng
  • Italy. Art at its apex: the medals of Italy / by Ulrich Pfisterer
  • Germany and Austria. A handy mirror for princes and citizens: the rise and dissemination of medals in Germany / by Martin Hirsch
  • France. "Proof stones of history": the medal in France, 1400-1900 / by Mark Jones
  • The Netherlands. Perspectives in metal: a history of medals of the Low Countries / by Jan Pelsdonk
  • England. Illustrating an island nation: the medals of Britain / by Christopher Eimer
  • Russia and Scandinavia. The tale of the elephant, the lion, the dragon and other extinct animals
  • the early history of medallic art in Denmark, Sweden, and Russia / by Marie-Astrid Pelsdonk
  • Switzerland, Mexico, and the United States
  • Artist biographies
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Photographic credits.