book of prints
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- Object: Effigies nomina et cognomina S.D.N. Innocentii PP. XI.
A series of 69 bust-length portraits of cardinals during the papacy of Innocent XI with their arms and titles in surrounding frames, together with a title plate inscribed "Effigies nomina et cognomina S.D.N. Innocentii PP. XI." on a cartouche surmounted by putti on clouds, with a female personification of Truth painting a portrait of the Pope in a roundel held up by a second female figure personifying Religion (see curator's comment). Bound in red morocco with the arms of Prince Eugene.
Etching and engraving
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Height: 315 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Width: 195 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The title plage was first published before 1676. It included a portrait of Innocent's predecessor Clemens X. This was later replaced by the portrait of Innocent XI; see Le Blanc 1854-89, 243.
Numerous plates from this series, including a run of 70 from 1848,0304.126 to 195, are kept loose elsewhere in the collection. For comment on the series, see 1848,0304.139.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Effigies Cardinalii Tempore Innocentii XI
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