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Portrait of Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino

Artist:
Francesco Villamena (Italian, Assisi ca. 1565–1624 Rome)
Sitter:
portrait of Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino (Italian, Montepulciano 1542–1621 Rome)
Date:
1604
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
13 9/16 x 8 11/16 in. (34.5 x 22 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.2509
Not on view
Inscription: (middle left on bell) FV; (in margin) ROBERTVS. BELLARMINVS. POLITIANVS. S.R.E. CARD. TIT. S. MARIAE. IN. VIA. ARCHIEPISCOPVS/ ACPVANVS. ECCLESIAE. CATHOLICAE. ADVERSVS. HAERETICOS. PROPUGNATOR. ACERRIMVS/ AETAT. SVAE. ANN. LXII/ Bellarminus hic est, geminas qui contudit hydras/ Hinc laude ingenii, moribus inde piis./ Franciscus Villamena fe. Rome Anno 1604. Cum privilegio Summi Pontificis et Superiorum authoritate.
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Nagler, XX.261.5; Le Blanc, IV.124.4, only state
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