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Octagonal Case and Two Other Motifs Held by Ignudi

Printmaker:
Giovanni Battista Costantini (Italian, active 1615–1628)
Date:
1622
Medium:
Blackwork and Engraving
Dimensions:
Plate: 3 1/16 x 4 3/16 in. (7.8 x 10.6 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
23.101.6
Not on view
Print from a series of six with goldsmith's designs in blackwork. This print shows three designs for goldsmith's work, placed in a landscape two ignudi. In the center an octagonal design for the decoration of a case or pendant is presented. It is held up upright by two ignudi, who each hold another motif in their other hand. These motifs are shaped like ornamental coats of arms and are decorated with Schweifwerk.
Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
SKB 1939, 875
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