Bust portrait of Pope Pius V in profile facing left set within an elaborate architectural structure upon which sit allegorical figures including Faith, Charity and Religion above and Justice and Prudence below who flank St Michael
Mario Cartaro (Italian, born Viterbo, active Rome ca. 1557–88, died 1620)
Bartolomeo Faleti (Italian, active ca. 1560, died 1570)
Sheet (Trimmed just inside platemark): 20 7/8 × 15 13/16 in. (53 × 40.2 cm)
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed throughout with inscriptions relating to the figures; around the central portrait: "PIUS V GHISLERIUS ALEXAND ORD PRADICATOR PONT O M AET AN LXIII PONT SUI AN II M D LXVII"; lower right: "ROMAE M D LXVII / Ex Typis Bart Phalety"
Marking: Stamped on verso at lower left: Albertina collection stamp (Lugt 5h).
Graphische Sammlung Albertina
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague," November 3, 2014–February 1, 2015.
Bartsch XV.529.21; TIB 31, 423.21
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803, cat. no. 21, p. 529.
TIB The Illustrated Bartsch. Abaris Books, 1978–, cat. no. 21, p. 423.