Description Portrayed here are the Nuremberg goldsmiths Arnold Wenck (active by 1501 to 1539) and, on the reverse, his brother Nicholas (d. 1541). Gebel was one of the most gifted medal makers of his time. The soft modeling of the forms of the face is very striking. The medal was in the Van lanna collection in Prague. There is a uni-face version in lead in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
|6/26/1978||Examination||examined for condition|
Provenance Van lanna Collection, Prague [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] recto: ARNOLD.WENCK [Transcription] verso: NICLAS.WENNCK.MDXXXVII
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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