- Museum number
- Object: D. Petrus Arretinus Flagellum Principum
Portrait of Pietro Aretino, bust in profile to left set upon a lettered ledge, within a lettered oval; print trimmed around the oval
- Production date
Height: 190 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 152 millimetres (trimmed)
- Curator's comments
- Bartsch suggests that this print is after Titian. For another impression see Sévigné XI.I.95; for a copy see 874,0613.578, and 1847,0318.76
The print must date from around November 1533 because at that date Aretino acknowledged receipt of a gold chain from Francis I and the chain shown in this portrait exhibits a substantial fleur-de-lis. At the latest, it had been produced by November 1535 when a woodcut version appeared as the frontispiece to a reprint of Aretino's Cortigiana (Venice: Francesco Marcolini, 1535.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Partially illegible collector's mark on verso.
- Prints and Drawings
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