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Disegni Varij di Polifilo Zancarli (Friezes)

Artist:
Polifilo Giancarli (active in Venice ca. 1600–1625)
Artist:
Odoardo Fialetti (Italian, Bologna 1573–1637/38 Venice)
Published in:
Venice
Date:
ca. 1625
Medium:
etching
Dimensions:
Plate: 5 1/16 x 17 1/2 in. (12.8 x 44.5 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.20.13(1)
Not on view
Title page to a series of frieze designs decorated with acanthus scrolls and various figures. The title page is symmetrically organized with a title cartouche in the middle and acanthus scrolls on both sides. The title cartouche is flanked by female hybrid creatures with wings for arms and a lower body consisting of acanthus leaves. Two bears are depicted on the outside of the frieze. Both the bears and the female creatures are attacked by snakes whose bodies blend in with the acanthus scrolls.
Disegni Varij. . .Dedicati a M. Daniel Nis da Tasio, Zancarli

Inscription: 'DISEGNI VARIJ / DI POLIFILO ZANCARLI / A beneficio di qual si voglia persona, che faccia professione, et si diletti del Disegno. / DEDICATI / AL M. ILLVSTRE S. DANIEL NIS / DA / TASIO ZANCARLI.'
Guilmard 1880, p. 313; SKB 1939, nr. 558
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