Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bust profile portrait of Catherine de' Medici in an ornamented frame,from 'Portraits of some princes and illustrious people' ('Ritratti di alcuni prencipi, et huomini illustri'; also titled 'Imagines quorundam principum et illustrium virorum'), published by Bolognino Zaltieri in Venice in 1568

Series/Portfolio:
Portraits of some princes and illustrious people (Ritratti di alcuni prencipi, et huomini illustri; also titled Imagines quorundam principum et illustrium virorum), published by Bolognino Zaltieri in Venice in 1568
Artist:
Nicolò Nelli (Italian, active Venice, ca. 1552–79)
Date:
1567
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
plate: 6 15/16 x 5 3/16 in. (17.6 x 13.2 cm) sheet: 8 11/16 x 6 9/16 in. (22 x 16.6 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.288
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered around oval frame: 'KATARI. REGIN. HENRI. II. VXOR. FRANCIS. ET CAROL. REGVM. MATER.' Signed and dated at lower center: 'Nicolo Nelli / 1567.'
Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
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