- Museum number
Allegorical figures, each bearing an oval shield with the name of a virtue, pay homage to an oval portrait of Ranuccio II Farnese in armour held by putti
- Production date
- 1673-1683 (circa)
Height: 342 millimetres
Width: 274 millimetres (platemark)
- Curator's comments
- For a thesis. See V. Meyer, 'Les frontispices de thèses: un exemple de collaboration entre peintres italiens et graveurs français', in 'Seicento: la peinture italienne en France, Actes du colloque, 1988', J.-Cl. Boyer (ed.), Paris, 1990, pp.105-123.
Nathalie Strasser (email Jan 2023): The portrait is that of Ranuccio II Farnese ; the moto "vobis atque aliis", as well as the beehive and bees refer to the Collegio dei Nobili, founded by Ranuccio I Farnese in Parma. The drawing by Cirro Ferri is in the collection of Etienne Dumont (Musée Jenisch, Vevey) ; the intermediary drawing by Pietro Lucatelli is in the Louvre (DAG, inv. RF 39040).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- with no indication of provenance on the verso, but from the same Sloane set as V,9.34 (qv)
- Prints and Drawings
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