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At the Head of a Swiss Army, Francesco I d'Este, with Uncrushed Spirit, Confronts the Enemy under Bozzolo, who has Many Advantages, and Demands their Retreat, 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(47)
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, alla testa d'uno svizzero Battaglione, con / animo invitto, soto Bozzolo sostiene l'empito del nimico, / che havea molti vantaggi; e per la strada / di Chiaruolo(?) fà in ordinanza la ritrata.
Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Thieme-Becker XI.387