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Identification and Creation
Object Number
G1891
People
Wenceslaus Hollar, Bohemian (Prague 1607 - 1677 London)
After Jacopo Palma (called il Vecchio), Italian (c. 1479 - 1528)
Title
Petrarch's Laura (Caterina Cornaro)
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Italian Portraits
Alternate Title: Catarina Cornaro
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1650
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/273939
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Etching printed in black ink on white antique laid paper
Technique
Etching
Dimensions
plate: 25.5 × 19.5 cm (10 1/16 × 7 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: RITRATTO DELLA REGINA CATARINA / CORNARA. / Palma pinxit, W: Hollar fecit, 1650, Ex Collectione Iohan: & Iacobi van Veerle Antupiæ F. van den Wyngarde excudit,
  • inscription: inserted above the A in Regina, with an added double comma below, brown ink: di Cipro
  • inscription: recto, lower right, graphite : P 1655
  • inscription: verso, black ink: 99:[within a circle]
  • inscription: verso, various graphite inscriptions: 753. / III State.
  • collector's mark: verso, purple stamp with graphite numbering within: [Gray Collection accession stamp (Lugt 4836)] 1891
  • inscription: verso, brown ink: 25348,
  • watermark: Foolscap
Provenance
Francis Calley Gray, bequest to nephew, 1856.
William Gray, gift to Harvard University, 1857.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
ii/ii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 1049, Pennington 1455
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray from the collection of Francis Calley Gray
Object Number
G1891
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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