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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Various Artists
Selection of 16th century prints
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
205 engravings on 156 pages bound together within a brown leather binding
folio: 35 x 24 x 4 cm (13 3/4 x 9 7/16 x 1 9/16 in.)
Edith Welch, Cambridge, MA.
Paul Proute, Paris.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Edith I. Welch in honor of Marjorie B. Cohn and Craigen Bowen
Accession Year
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European and American Art
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205 ornament and architectural engravings on 156 pages bound within a brown leather binding. 153 pages are numbered, two pages are numbered "153," and three pages are not numbered.

Folio 1: Engraved frontispiece
Folios 2-16: 15 pages of grotesques, from a suite of 24, published by Antonio Lafrery after 1544 (reverse copies after Bartsch XV 467-490)
Folios 17-26: 10 pages of two engravings adhered together. Grotesques by Agostino Veneziano and Master I.F. (Jacopo Francia), published by Antonio Salamanca, c. 1530 (TIB 396-400)
Folios 27-29: 3 pages of two engravings adhered together. Grotesques on a dark background, published by Salamanca. Final print dated 1532.
Folio 30: Two engravings adhered together. Grotesques by Nicoletta da Modena (Bartsch XIII, 285-286).
Folio 31: Missing
Folio 32: Two engravings adhered together. Grotesques by Veneziano, published by Salamanca (TIB 393).
Folio 33: Two engravings adhered together. Published by Salamanca.
Folio 34: Three floral friezes on dark backgrounds on a single sheet by Enea Vico and published by Salamanca (TIB 357).
Folio 35-37: Three pages of two engravings of floral ornaments adhered together. Published by Salamanca (B. XIV 553-4?, TIB 386, and TIB 356).
Folio 38: Three friezes adhered together by Veneziano, published by Salamanca (TIB 386).
Folio 39: One large ornament engraving with dark background by Veneziano (TIB 394).
Folios 40-43: Four pages of foliated ornmanet engravings by Enea Vico (TIB 360).
Folio 44: Double-paged engraving of two foliated friezes.
Unnumbered folio: Grotesque engraving by Nicoletta da Modena
Folios 45-60: Sixteen pages of engravings of military trophies by Enea Vico, designed by Polidoro da Caravaggio, published by Lafrery, c. 1573. Reversed copies of plates originally published by Salamanca in 1553.
Unnumberd folio: Engraving of a corinthian columan, silhouetted, hand-colored in brown wash, and pasted onto the folio page.
Folio 61: Double-page engraving of a Corinthian column, published by Salamanca.
Unnumbered folio: Page of two engravings of capitals, ionic and doric, adhered together, by Veneziano, published by Salamanca, and dated 1536.
Folio 62: Page with one engraving of an iconic column by Master G.A., published by Nicolas van Aelst.
Folio 63: Two engravings of capitals adhered together. Top one by Veneziano, published by van Aelst. Bottom a reversed copy of a series published by Lafrery, engraved by Monogrammist S.S. and dated 1544.
Folio 64: Page with one engraving of a capital decorated with a mask.
Folio 65: Page with one engraving of a Corinthian capital by Monogrammist P.S. and dated 1535, published by Lafrery.
Folio 66: Page with one engraving of a Corinthian capital by Monogrammist G.A., published by van Aelst.
Folio 67: Page with one engraving of a Corinthian capital by Monogrammist G.A..
Folios 68-72: Five pages with engravings of Corinthian entablatures by Monogrammist P.S., dated 1537.
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