American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

Parmigianino (1503-1540)
Portrait of a Collector, about 1523
oil on panel, 89.5 x 63,8 cm
The National Gallery, London (NG 6441)

The Inaugural

by Mr. Luke Syson

21 APRIL 2009

5:30 pm Reception
6:00 pm Lecture
8:00 pm Dinner*

American Numismatic Society
75 Varick Street, Floor 11
New York, NY 10013

RSVP required to Megan Fenselau
at 212-571-4470 ext. 117

Government I.D. required

Dinner will be held at
Cercle Rouge
241 West Broadway
between Walker and White Streets
$95 per person, payment and reservation due in advance
Please send checks payable to
American Numismatic Society
Att: Megan Fenselau
75 Varick St. 11th floor
New York, NY 10013

about the lecturer

Luke Syson studied art history at the Courtauld Institute and joined the British Museum as curator of medals in 1991. During his time there, he co-edited (with Nicholas Mann) the volume The Image of the Individual: Portraits in the Renaissance (1998) and cowrote (with Dora Thornton) 'Objects of Virtue: Art in Renaissance Italy (2001). His many publications include essays devoted to Leonardo da Vinci, Bertoldo di Giovanni, Cosimo Tura and Ercole de’ Roberti, as well as considerations of portraiture in several media. In 2001, he co-curated (with Dillian Gordon) the National Gallery exhibition Pisanello: Painter to the Renaissance Court and co-wrote the accompanying publication. He left the British Museum in 2002 while working on the Enlightenment Gallery there, and briefly joined the Victoria and Albert Museum as Senior Curator, Medieval and Renaissance Galleries. In 2003, he joined the National Gallery as Curator, Italian Painting, 1460-1500. His most recent work includes responsibility for the 2007 National Gallery exhibition Renaissance Siena: Art for a City (and its catalogue) and the publication of the introductory essay to the 2008 exhibition Renaissance Faces: From van Eyck to Titian. His review of the recent Mantegna exhibition in Paris will be published in the Burlington Magazine in July this year.