Wolf Ketzel of Nuremberg
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This is a brass medal made in Nuremberg, 1525. This medal has only the obverse 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, but is rare in medals by other artists before about 1550.
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.
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'WOLF KECZEL ZC:ZC M:D:XXV'
Diameter: 45 mm, Weight: 45.3 g
Object history note
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.
Wolf Ketzel of Nuremberg, brass medal, Germany (Nuremberg) 1525
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
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.
Nuremberg 1525/6/7 group
Bust; Ketzel, Wolf (of Nuremberg)
Portraits; Coins & Medals