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Francesco I d'Este Assists His Subjects with Great Generosity During the Great Famine of 1648 and 1649, from L'Idea di un Principe ed Eroe Cristiano in Francesco I d'Este, di Modena e Reggio Duca VIII [...]

Series/Portfolio:
L'Idea di un Principe ed Eroe Cristiano in Francesco I d'Este, di Modena e Reggio Duca VIII [...]
Artist:
Bartolomeo Fenice (Fénis)
Author:
Domenico Gamberti
Published in:
Modena
Date:
1659
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 4 13/16 × 6 5/16 in. (12.3 × 16 cm) Plate: 4 3/4 × 6 1/4 in. (12 × 15.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.570.331(29)
Not on view
This print is from L'Idea di un Principe ed Eroe Cristiano in Francesco I d'Este, di Modena e Reggio Duca VIII [...] collected in an album of brown boards. Four prints are hinged on each page of the album with a seventeenth- or eighteenth-century inscription pasted beneath the print on the album page. The prints are etched in the manner of Callot and illustrate Francesco I d'Este's virtuous nature as a ruler in battle, in religious matters, and in daily life. Three of the prints are signed by Jean Sauvé, who presumably worked with Fenice on the execution of the illustrations for this book. There are sixty-seven copper plates and forty-five preparatory drawings in the Museo Civico di Modena.
Marking: On verso at bottom center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Pasted on the album page beneath the hinged print in brown ink: Il Duca Francesco soccorre con reale generosità / i suoi sudditi nella carestia del 1648 e 1649.
On album of page beneath the hinged print in graphite: Rough 20th century English translation.
On verso of page at lower left in brown ink: 4347
Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Thieme-Becker XI.387
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Artist: Bartolomeo Fenice (Fénis) Date: 1659 Medium: Etching Accession: 59.570.331(1-56) On view in:Not on view