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Effigie naturali dei maggior prencipi et piu valorosi capitani di questa eta con l'arme loro

Giacomo Franco (Italian, Venice 1550–1620 Venice)

Publisher:
Published by Giacomo Franco (Italian, Venice 1550–1620 Venice)
Date:
1596
Medium:
Book of engravings with printed dedication page (pages inlaid, modern cloth binding)
Dimensions:
11 15/16 × 8 1/4 × 3/8 in. (30.4 × 21 × 1 cm)
Classification:
Albums
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1957
Accession Number:
57.506
  • Description

    This bound album contains a collection of portraits arranged in the following order: 1-7, European Sovereigns; 8, The Doge of Venice; 9-13, Princesof the House of Austria; 13-20, European Princes; 21-26, Christian Military Leaders; 27-35 Turkish and Eastern Sovereigns and military leaders. There are two additional portraits, which are not part of the original series (numbered in graphite 16A and 36).

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: Inside of front cover: Bookplate of Sir William Stirling Maxwell
    Written on first page in graphite: This collection of portraits is very rare- / this copy consists of an engrabed title, one leaf / of letter press and 35 unnumbered portraits.- / They have been arranged in the following order: 1-7 / European Sovereigns 8 the Doge of Venice 9-13 / Princes of the House of Austria, 13-20 European / Princes - 21 -26 Christian military leaders, 27 - 35 Turkis and Eastern Sovereings and military leaders. / To the original portrait a following has been / added 16 A. Vincentio Gonzaga from [...] / 16 with the head re-engraved. 36 Francisco Martinango / not signed but [...] Franco portraits.

  • Provenance

    Sir William Stirling-Maxwell ; Vendor: Lathrop C. Harper

  • Exhibition History

    Institut du Monde Arabe. "Moments of Vision: Venice and the Islamic World, ca. 1300–1700," October 2, 2006–February 18, 2007.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Thieme-Becker XII.366; Nagler IV.459; Le Blanc II.250.24

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