Copy of a medal of Camillo Castiglione. The original medal, perhaps by Pastorino de'Pastorini of Siena was made in 1561. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 Robert Ready. The original medal from the collection of George III (Reg: G3,IP.225) was exhibited in the King's Library of the British Museum in 1881 and is No. 133 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. (Note: the original medal is cast lead, this copy has been copper plated and toned).
"one of the most distinguished noblemen at the court of Francesco di Gonzaga. Camillo was in the service of Charles V and took part in most of his Italian wars. He was also an author. " King's Library Catalogue, 1881, p.48
Bustof Camillo Castiglione facing right in ornamented armour, bare-headed; around, CAMILLVS DE CASTILIONO BAL . F .; incuse on bust truncation . 1561 . . P .
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
71 mm (Outside Diameter)
King's Library No.133 Kress.321
[Book] Keary, C F. 1881. Guide to the Italian medals exhibited in the King's library., 38-39 Pages
[Book] Hill, George W. & Pollard, Graham. 1967. Renaissance Medals from the Samuel H. Kress Collection., 61 Pages