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Divers Trophées (Weapon Trophies after the Façade of Palazzo Milesi in Rome)

Artist:
Polidoro da Caravaggio (Italian, Caravaggio ca. 1499–ca. 1543 Messina)
Draftsman:
Charles Errard le fils (French, Nantes ca.1606/09–1689 Rome)
Artist:
René Lochon (French, Boissy 1636–1675 Paris)
Date:
1651
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Plate: 8 3/4 x 11 7/8 in. (22.2 x 30.2 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Phyllis D. Massar Gift, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.193(5)
Not on view
Print from a series of six reproducing the weapon trophies over the second floor windows of Palazzo Milesi in Rome, designed and executed by Polidoro da Caravaggio in 1525/26. The print shows a large trophy with a Roman centurion helmet. The helmet is characterized by a winged female figure, possibly a victory goddess, on top. The helmet is flanked on both sides by a large shield. The shield on the left is an amazon shield. In a semispherical compartment below the helmet the inscriptions have been placed.
Signature: C. Errard delineavit et ex.; Re Lochonius sculpsit.

Inscription: 'Polidorus / Caravagiensis Inve. et Pinxit / Romae.'; 'C. Errard delineavit. et ex.'; 'Re. Lochonius sculpsit'; 'Cum Privilegio Regis'

Marking: Watermark: two coats of arms within a chain with a crucifix below and a crown on top
Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
Guilmard 1880, p. 81; SKB 1939, p. 50, nr. 320-2; Le Blanc II, p. 536, nr. 7-12
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