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Habiti d'uomini e donne Venetiane con la processione ...

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  • Title (series)

    • Habiti d'uomini e donne Venetiane con la processione ...
  • Description

    The balls held in Venice in honour of visiting princes. c.1610 Engraving

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  • Date

    • 1610
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 249 millimetres
    • Width: 166 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with two lines: 'Le feste o balli, che la Sereniss. Repub. suol fare di Gentildonne, di riciss. gioie adornate, per honorar i Principi che a Vinegia talor capitano'. Below 'Jac. Franco excud. con privilegio'.
  • Curator's comments

    For the series see 1868,0822.8552.

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    Prints & Drawings

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