Copy of a medal of Jacoba Corregio. The original medal, once thought to be the work of Giovani Maria Pomedello but currently unattributed, was made in about 1500. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. The original medal from the collection of George III (Reg: G3,IP.261) was exhibited in the King's Library of the British Museum in 1881 and is No. 82 in the catalogue of that exhibition. It is thought that this electrotype was produced in association with that exhibition and publication and acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria where it was displayed in the late 1880s. The original medal is cast bronze the electrotype copper plated and toned.
Bust of Jacoba Correggia facing right, her hair is held in a net and bound with a jewelled fillet, wearing a rich dress with low cut bodice and two chains with jewelled pendants; behind her are a lilly and branches of oak and laurel bound by a ribbon; around, IACOBA . CORRIGIA . FORME . AC MORVM . DOMINA
Cupid blindfolded with his hands bound behind his back and to a leafless tree by a ribbon, at left, a broken quiver and arrow, at right, a bow with a broken string; in field divided by the figure, P M; around, CESSI . DEA MILITAT ISTAT .
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
54 mm (Outside Diameter)
King's Library No.82 Kress.80
[Book] Keary, C F. 1881. Guide to the Italian medals exhibited in the King's library., 36 Pages
[Book] Hill, George W. & Pollard, Graham. 1967. Renaissance Medals from the Samuel H. Kress Collection., 20 Pages