White Collection Of Historical Medallions,1868.

Collection Number: 8420

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
White collection of historical medallions, 1868.
Collection Number:
8420
Creator:
White, Andrew Dickson,
Quantity:
35 boxes.
Forms of Material:
Medallions
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
"The White Collection of Historical Medallions, including, among other things, all the casts of Eichler of Berlin, namely two thousand copies of antique gems in the Royal Museum at Berlin, illustrative of ancient history and art; over five hundred casts illustrating mediaeval and renaissance history and art; some four hundred medallion portraits of eminent personages in modern history, derived from authentic portraits." Cornell University Register, 1868-69.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

"The White Collection of Historical Medallions, including, among other things, all the casts of Eichler of Berlin, namely two thousand copies of antique gems in the Royal Museum at Berlin, illustrative of ancient history and art; over five hundred casts illustrating mediaeval and renaissance history and art; some four hundred medallion portraits of eminent personages in modern history, derived from authentic portraits." Cornell University Register, 1868-69.
SUBJECTS

Names:
White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918,

Subjects:
Plaster casts.
Sculpture, Classical.
Plaster casts
Sculpture, Classical

Form and Genre Terms:
Glyptics.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
By appointment only.
Cite As:
White Collection of Historical Medallions, #8420. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Group 1: Unlabelled Medallions
Series II. Group II: Von Stosch Seal Collection
Series III. Group III: Italian Gems
Series IV. Loose Medallions from A.D. White Library
Glass Bound Medallions
Large Medallions
Medium Medallions
Small Medallions

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1-8
Ordered according to Winkelmann's catalog
Box 9 Volume 1
Egyptian and some old Persian cut stones
Box 9 Volume 2
Second Category: Mythological gods of the Greeks, the Etruscans and the Romans, along with their cults and ceremonies
1-165: Saturn, Cybele, Provinces and Cities, Jupiter
Box 10 Volume 3
Second Category: Mythological gods of the Greeks, the Etruscans and the Romans, along with their cults and ceremonies
166-365: Jupiter, Minerva, Ceres, Diana, Pluto, Mercury
Box 10 Volume 4
Second Category: Mythological gods of the Greeks, the Etruscans and the Romans, along with their cults and ceremonies
366-557
Box 11 Volume 5
Second Category: Mythological gods of the Greeks, the Etruscans and the Romans, along with their cults and ceremonies
Box 11 Volume 6
Second Category: Mythological gods of the Greeks, the Etruscans and the Romans, along with their cults and ceremonies
Mars
Box 12 Volume 7
Second Category: Mythological gods of the Greeks, the Etruscans and the Romans, along with their cults and ceremonies
949-1153: Mars, Apollo
Box 12 Volume 8
Second Category: Mythological gods of the Greeks, the Etruscans and the Romans, along with their cults and ceremonies
1154-1352: Apollo
Box 13 Volume 9
Second Category: Mythological gods of the Greeks, the Etruscans and the Romans, along with their cults and ceremonies
1353-1557: Apollo, Bacchus
Box 13 Volume 10
Second Category: Mythological gods of the Greeks, the Etruscans and the Romans, along with their cults and ceremonies
1558-1737
Box 14 Volume 11
Second Category, Third Category: Hero myths and mystical history
1738-1879, 1-21: Hercules, Lesser gods, religious dress and sacrifices, the fabulous age
Box 14 Volume 12
Third Category: Hero myths and mystical history
22-194: The fabulous age, the 7 against Thebes, the Trojan War
Box 15 Volume 13
Third Category: Hero myths and mystical history
193-364: The Trojan War, the Return of Ulysses
Box 15 Volume 14
Fourth Category
1-161: History of the Romans
Box 16 Volume 15
Fourth Category
162-341: History of the Romans
Box 16 Volume 16
Fourth Category, Fifth Category: Games, Festivals, Vases and Symbolic Rings
342-351, 1-176: History of the Romans, Games, Festivals, Vases
Box 17 Volume 17
Sixth Category, Seventh Category: Animals
1-24
Box 17 Volume 18
Seventh Category: Animals
25-208
Box 18 Volume 19
Seventh Category, Eighth Category: Abraxas, stones with oriental characters, and cut stones from recent times
209-253, 1-65: Animals, Abraxas, Stones with Oriental characters
Box 18 Volume 20
Eighth Category: Abraxas, stones with oriental characters, and cut stones from recent times
66-121: Stones with Oriental characters, cut stones from recent times
These gems were made in Rome between 1829 and 1836, and were bought by A.D. White in Berlin in 1881. The original handwritten catalogue of these gems is in collection #1-2-2, box 206.
Box 19 Volume A
Classical gems 1-100
Box 19 Volume B
Classical gems 101-200
Box 20 Volume C
Classical gems 201-300
Box 20 Volume D
Classical gems 301-400
These medallions were previously stored in the A.D. White library in Uris Library. A handwritten list of some of the medallions can be found in the George Lincoln Burr papers, #14-17-22, Box 1 Folder 5.
15 centimeters in diameter.
Box 21
Head of Christ, by Carlo Dolci
Box 21
Christ with Crown of Thorns, by Guido Reni
Box 21
Madonna del Lago, by Raphael
Box 21
Madonna della Sedia, by Raphael
Box 21
Christ blessing the children, by Thorvaldsen
Box 21
Mary with Christ and John, by Thorvaldsen
Box 21
Christmas Eve in Heaven, by Thorvaldsen
Box 21
Spring, by Thorvaldsen
Box 21
Summer, by Thorvaldsen
Box 21
Autumn, by Thorvaldsen
Box 21
Winter, by Thorvaldsen
Box 21
Genius of the Year, by Thorvaldsen
Box 22
Architecture, by Thorvaldsen
Box 22
Painting, by Thorvaldsen
Box 22
Sculpture, by Thorvaldsen
Box 22
Poetry, by Thorvaldsen
Box 22
Music and Poesy, by Thorvaldsen
Box 22
Morning, by Thorvaldsen
Box 22
Tragedy and Comedy, by Thorvaldsen
Box 22
Amor and Hymen, by Thorvaldsen
Box 22
Hercules and Hebe, by Thorvaldsen
Box 22
Hygeia and Aesculapius, by Thorvaldsen
Box 22
Schwebende Engel, by Thorvaldsen
Box 22
Musicirende Engel, by Thorvaldsen
Box 23
Ariosto, Chamisso, Dante, Goethe, Herder, Lessing, and Liszt
Box 23
Meyerbeer, Romano, Guilio, Schiller, Tasso, and Titian
Box 24
Wieland
Circa 11-13 centimeters in diameter
Box 24
Untitled bust, with "Philis Coespa Reni" around the edge
Box 24
Pisani Pictoris Opvs, with bird images
Box 24
Opvs Constanti, labelled number 20 on back
Box 24
Labelled Wilbalden von Redwiz, 1536
Box 24
Anne of Bretagne
Box 24
Louis XII
Box 24
Albert of Bavaria, labelled number 11
Box 24
Venator Intrepidus, Alfonso V
Box 24
Giovanni Bentivoglio II
Box 24
Parcere subiectis et debellare superbos, with two lions
Box 24
Nvnc Deniqve Vives
Box 24
Bust of Christ
Box 24
Pope Paul II bust
Box 24
John the Baptist
Box 24
Nicolas de Neufville
Box 24
Victor Amadeus of Savoy
Box 24
Cristina de Lorena
Box 24
John VIII Palaeologus
Box 24
Guilio Romano
Box 24
Dr. Johann Klainmuller
Box 24
Sultan Mohammet, 1481
Box 27
Alfonso V of Aragon
Box 27
Maria de Medicis
Box 27
Philibert II of Savoy and Margaret of Austria
Box 27
Christ
Box 27
Lorenzo de Medici
Box 27
Pisani Opvs, with gryphon
Box 27
Sigimundus de Malatestis
Box 27
Man on a horse, with the back labelled Ludwig (Ludovicus) Gonzaga
Box 27
Alfonso V of Aragon
Box 27
Man on a horse outside a castle, with the back labelled Sigimundus de Malatestis
Box 27
Philipp Maria Sforza, 1479, with reverse
Box 27
Benedictvs Depastis, with back labelled Guarinus
Box 27
Nonina Stroza
Box 27
Marchio Leonellus Este, with reverse
Box 27
Ludovicus Gonzaga
Box 27
Sultan Mohameti
Box 27
Sultan Mohamed II
Box 27
Two men on horses
Box 27
Johannes Tornabonus
Box 27
Gvarinvs Vcronensis
Box 27
Johannes Franciscus de Gonzaga
Box 27
Alfonso of Aragon
3-7 centimeters in diameter
Box 25
132 portraits, European
Box 26
80 portraits, European
Box 28
26 portraits, European
All marked with a blue 'x' on the back
Box 28
Ioannes Maria Pomedellvs
Box 28
23 portraits, European
With blue writing on back
Box 29
83 portraits, some with writing on the back
Box 30
Portraits: Germany, Prussia, Saxony, France, England, Poland
Box 31
Portraits: Poland, Russia, Sweden, Popes, Denmark, Spain and Italy
Box 32
Portraits: Spain and Italy, smaller German states,
Box 33
Miscellaneous portraits
Box 34
Miscellaneous portraits
Box 35
Miscellaneous portraits
Box 36-41
Miscellaneous portraits
1-3 centimeters in diameter
Box 28
9 portraits
With blue writing on back
Box 28
14 portraits
Box 29
Two portraits
Box 28
Unlabelled portrait of a man, 11cm by 13cm
Box 28
Hieronimi Scotti
Box 28
Two profiles, no label
Box 28
Bordvx di Ferrara Di Modona
Box 28
30 oval portraits
Box 29
3 oval portraits