- Museum number
"Nuovi inventioni d’ornamenti d’architettura e d’intagli diversi: utili ad argentieri, intagliatori, ricamatori et altri professori delle buone arti del disegno" (Rome: De Rossi) 1698; a complete series of 32 plates by Filippo Passarini, showing designs for various objects such as coat of arms, reliquaries and coaches, providing the view from different perspectives and ornamental details, including a title-page with the text framed by a strapwork border; bound together with other 17th century ornamental series and prints by different artists, in a brown leather binding.
- Production date
Height: 500 millimetres (approx. sheet size)
Height: 310 millimetres
Width: 350 millimetres (Approx. sheet size)
Width: 225 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This album contains a collection of mainly 17th century ornamental singular prints and series by different artists. It was assembled during the second quarter of the 18th century and the binding dates from the same period. Some of the prints are pasted onto the sheets, while others are printed directly on the pages.
A hand-written note on the fly-leaf contemporary to the binding reads 'Tho. Jenkins Rome 1753', which most probably reveals the provenance of the album. The inscription on the spine reads 'Tom.II', indicating that there should be a 'Tom.I' as well, but this was presumably never acquired by the museum.
Cataloguing supported by the Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Nuovi inventioni d’ornamenti d’architettura e d’intagli diversi
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Transferred from the Department of Printed Books
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number