Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Allegory of the power of Philip III of Spain, an elaborate architectural interior with many figures representing his dominions, his portait in a rounded upper centre

Artist:
Francesco Villamena (Italian, Assisi ca. 1565–1624 Rome)
Date:
1603
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
13 1/16 x 18 7/8 in. (33.2 x 48 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.2515
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered bottom centre: 'F. Villamena Faciebat / 1603; and on cloth over the table in centre 'VIM TEMPERATAM DII / QVOQ. PROMOVENT.'
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Etheridge 2007, 12.31; Nagler, XX.264.59; Le Blanc, IV.125.58, only state
Georg Caspar Nagler Neues allgemeines Künstler-Lexicon : oder Nachrichten von dem Leben und den Werken der Maler, Bildhauer, Baumeister, Kupferstecher. 10 vols., 1835-1852.

Charles Le Blanc Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes: contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations. 4 vols., Paris, 1854-1888.

Christopher Etheridge Francesco Villamena and the Art of Engraving in Counter Reformation Rome. PhD diss., 2007.



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