Portrait medal by Vittore Gambello

Portrait medal with Latin inscription 'Giovanni Bellini, the Venetian, best of painters'.

Details

Medium:
Metal
Dimensions:
59 cm
Art Fund grant:
£390 ( Total: £390)
Acquired in:
1936

Reverse: an owl 'Virtvtis et ingenii', the emblem of virtue and talent. Signed 'Victor Camelius (Vettar di Antonio Gambello) faciebat'.

Provenance

Henry Oppenheimer

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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