Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Frontispiece depicting a monument of Fame sounding trumpets, set within a landscape, from a series of landscapes dedicated to the Grand Duke of Tuscany

Series/Portfolio:
Series of landscapes dedicated to the Grand Duke of Tuscany
Artist:
Ercole Bazicaluva (Italian, born Pisa (?), ca. 1600, active Florence ca. 1638)
Dedicatee:
Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (Italian, Florence 1610–1670 Florence)
Date:
1638
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 3/16 × 10 1/16 in. (18.2 × 25.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.602.19
Not on view
This print is from a series of landscapes, which was dedicated to Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. The series was neither seen nor numbered by Bartsch but he cites Carl Heinrich von Heinecken's entry on Ercole Bazzicaluve in the 'Dictonnaire des Artistes' (1778) . According to von Heinecken, the series comprises twelve plates, but Bellini and Carter Leach in The Illustrated Bartsch (vol.44) were only able to locate nine plates.
Inscription: Bottom center of image, on pedestal, in printed text: SER.MO GRAN DVCA / A Vostra Alt.za Ser,a, chje meriterebbe posse der tanti / ueri Mondi, quanti moi se ne seppe immaginare / Anassagora, mi uergogno a presentare questi pochi / refiniti Paesi ma la Fama, che del suo glorioso nome / reim pie ormai l'Vniuerso, ,supplisce al mancarniento / et mi assicura, che in mano de Grandi anco i Ventri, / appariscono tal uolta, Gemme de pregio le primizie / giouentili a guisa di frutti ascerbi, maturano col / Sole dell'altrui grazia con questa serpanzo a VA / reueret.te m'inchino p, gadola il colmo d'ognifelis.to / Di Firenze il di 24 di ottobre 1638 / D.V.A.S. / Vmilissimo et deuotiss.o set / Ercole Bazicaluue de Pisa F.
Princes of Liechtenstein; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
B.XX.73.8; TIB.44.73.8; Meaume II.557.1383; Meyer III.230.8, pl. 1
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803, cat. no. XX.73.8.

Edouard Meaume Recherches sur la vie et les ouvrages de Jacques Callot. 1860, cat. no. II.557.1383, 557.

Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon. III, Leipzig, 1885, cat. no. 230.8, pl. 1, 230.

TIB The Illustrated Bartsch. Abaris Books, 1978–, cat. no. 44.73.8, 258.



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