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Wolf Ketzel of Nuremberg

Medal
1525 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This is a brass medal made in Nuremberg in1525. The medal has an obverse only which represents Wolf Ketzel. He is represented in three-quarters face, which is seen in some of the medals attributed to the anonymous Nuremberg medallist group 'Nuremberg 1525/6/7', but is rare in medals by other artists before about 1550.
Nuremberg 1515/6/7 is the name given to a group of about sixty medals attributed to an anonymous workshop in Nuremberg, some of which have various features in common, identified by Habich.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Brass
Brief Description
Medal, brass, Wolf Ketzel of Nuremberg, by the 'Nuremberg 15235/6/7' group, Germany (Nuremberg), 1525
Physical Description
Obv. only: bust of Wolf Ketzel facing 3/4 left, with a long moustache and wearing a low cap with side flags up, and two chains.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 4.5cm
  • Weight: 45.3g
Marks and Inscriptions
'WOLF KECZEL ZC:ZC M:D:XXV' (Obverse)
Object history
Provenance: Tross. 140 medals and reliefs were purchased from M. Henri Tross of Paris for £500 by J.C. Robinson for the Museum in 1867.
Production
Nuremberg 1525/6/7 group
Subjects depicted
Summary
This is a brass medal made in Nuremberg in1525. The medal has an obverse only which represents Wolf Ketzel. He is represented in three-quarters face, which is seen in some of the medals attributed to the anonymous Nuremberg medallist group 'Nuremberg 1525/6/7', but is rare in medals by other artists before about 1550.

Nuremberg 1515/6/7 is the name given to a group of about sixty medals attributed to an anonymous workshop in Nuremberg, some of which have various features in common, identified by Habich.
Bibliographic References
  • Trusted, Marjorie. German Renaissance Medals: A Catalogue of the Collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1990, p. 84
  • Inventory of Art Objects acquired in the Year 1867. Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol. 1. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 20
Collection
Accession Number
145-1867

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record createdMarch 1, 2004
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