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Giovanni Alto (Johann Alten, Ioannes Altus) standing on the Quirinal Hill in Rome, with his right arm outstretched in a pointing position and a snake coiled around his foot and sword

Artist:
Francesco Villamena (Italian, Assisi ca. 1565–1624 Rome)
Date:
1613
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
image: 14 7/16 x 9 1/8 in. (36.7 x 23.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.398
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered in two columns in lower margin: 'La vera guida de gl' Oltramontani / Ho qui retratto al natural' sembiante: / Mostra l' antiche, e le moderne piante. / E le fabriche eccelse de Romani.' Below the columns, lettered: 'Al Mag.co Andrea Vachario / vi ho dedicato il ritratto ... In Roma lanno 1613. Franc. Villamena. / Con privilegio del sommo pontefice et licenza de superiori' (partially lost).
Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
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