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Bust portrait of Cosimo I de' Medici, in an oval frame set within a rectangular plaque, surrounded by fantastical ornament

Artist:
Nicolò Nelli (Italian, active Venice, ca. 1552–79)
Date:
1567
Medium:
Etching and engraving
Dimensions:
plate: 6 7/8 x 5 7/16 in. (17.5 x 13.8 cm) sheet: 7 3/4 x 6 1/4 in. (19.7 x 15.9 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.285
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered around portrait: 'COSMVS DE MEDICIS FLOREN. ET SENÆ DVX II.' Numbered with date: '1567.'
Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
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