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Praecipua aliquot Romanae Antiquitatis Ruinarum Monimenta ...

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1932,0519.8

  • Title (series)

    • Praecipua aliquot Romanae Antiquitatis Ruinarum Monimenta ...
  • Description

    Title page of series of views of Roman ruins, depicting trophies and an altar-like structure set within a grotto, after Hieronymus Cock. 1575
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1575
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 194 millimetres
    • Width: 270 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered title as above and 'in alma venetiar[u]m civitate per Baptistan Pitonum Vicentinum mense September Anno MDLXXV' in cartouche below 'In Venetia presso Girolamo Porro P Con Privilegio.'
  • Curator's comments

    This is the title page to the series of prints showing Roman ruins to illustrate the treatise by Vincenzo Scamozzi 'Discorsi sopra le antichità di Roma' (Venice, 1582) based on Hieronymus Cock's series first published in 1551 (see Hollstein 22-47). Most of Pittoni's prints do not exactly replicate Cock's prints but are very close and clearly based on his. For comment on Cock's series see Peter Fuhring, in J. van Grieken - G. Luijten - J. van der Stock, "Hieronymus Cock: The Renaissance in Print", exh.cat. Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels and Fondation Custodia in Paris, New Haven and London, 2013, cat.no.9.

    Pittoni also made a series of mythological landscapes (from which 1932,0519.1 to 7 come).

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  • Location

    Not on display (Italian XVIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1932

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1932,0519.8

Title page of series of views of Roman ruins, depicting trophies and an altar-like structure set within a grotto, after H. Cock. 1575  Etching

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Title page of series of views of Roman ruins, depicting trophies and an altar-like structure set within a grotto, after H. Cock. 1575 Etching

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