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Identification and Creation
Object Number
G1880
People
Wenceslaus Hollar, Bohemian (Prague 1607 - 1677 London)
After Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), Italian (Pieve di Cadore, Italy c. 1488 - 1576 Venice, Italy)
Title
Pietro Aretino
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Italian portraits
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1649
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/273988
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Etching printed in black ink on white antique laid paper
Technique
Etching
Dimensions
plate: 25.8 × 19.2 cm (10 3/16 × 7 9/16 in.)
sheet: 31.5 × 23.5 cm (12 3/8 × 9 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, bottom margin: VERA EFFİGİE DEL POETA PETRO ARETINO/ CAVATO DA TİTİANO SVO AMİCHİSSIMO. / Titanus pinxit. W: Hollar fecit. 1649, Ex Collectione Iohannis et Iacobi van Verle, Franciscus van den Wyngarde excudit.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, graphite: P. 1348 / Ack. 378
  • collector's mark: recto, l.l., black stamp: Dr. / WA[linked] / Pr. [within a circular double borderline; Wilhelm August Ackermann (Lugt 791)]
  • watermark: bottom: crowned armorial with an animal on a bend and pendant WR
  • collector's mark: verso, purple stamp with graphite numbering within: [Gray Collection accession stamp (Lugt 4836)] 1880
Provenance
Ackermann.
Francis Calley Gray, bequest to nephew, 1856.
William Gray, gift to Harvard University, 1857.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 1043, Pennington 1348
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray from the collection of Francis Calley Gray
Object Number
G1880
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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