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Copy in Reverse of an Antique Urn Decorated with a Motif of Diamond Rings and Lions, Plate 1 from a Series of Vases after the Antique

Artist:
Anonymous copy in reverse after Agostino Veneziano (Agostino dei Musi) (Italian, Venice ca. 1490–after 1536 Rome)
Artist:
Formerly attributed to Enea Vico (Italian, Parma 1523–1567 Ferrara)
Publisher:
Antonio Lafreri (French, Orgelet, Franche-Comte ca. 1512–1577 Rome)
Date:
mid-16th century
Medium:
Engraving (2nd state)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 3/4 × 7 7/8 in. (27.3 × 20 cm) [cropped within plate margins on all sides]
Classifications:
Albums, Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
53.600.47
Not on view
Copy in reverse of an antique lidded urn with a motif of diamond rings and flowers in a slim frieze, broken up by lion’s heads with bigger rings in their mouths. Below on the body of the urn are relief decorations with fully-rendered lion figures in compartments created by garlands. From a composite series published by Antonio Lafreri with Vase designs after the Antique by Enea Vico and Agostino Veneziano. The Vico prints were first published in 1543. This print is pasted into bound volume [Vico 1543,] but not part of Vico set.
Inscription: From left to right and top to bottom: 'SIC ROMAE ANTIQVI SCULPTORES EX AERE / ET MARMORE FACIEBANT'; '1'
Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
B.XV.350.420;TIB.30.259.420; Miller 1999, cat. no 68b, pl.1
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