Art/ Collection/ Art Object

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

Artist:
Mario Cartaro (Italian, born Viterbo, active Rome ca. 1557–88, died 1620)
Publisher:
Bartolomeo Faleti (Italian, active ca. 1560, died 1570)
Published in:
Rome
Date:
1567
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet (Trimmed just inside platemark): 20 7/8 × 15 13/16 in. (53 × 40.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.97.532
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[15], 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.



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