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Production People
Anonymous Artist (Print made by)artist bio
Anonymous Artist
Title / Description
The Colosseum, from the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae
 
Date
before 1558
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
228 x 328 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Lettered in the margin: 'THEATRVM SIVE COLISEVM ROMANVM'
State
first state of three
 
Watermark
not visible through mount
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (not stamped)
 
References
Hülsen 19a (first state of three) info
Christian Hülsen, 'Das Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae des Antonio Lafreri,' in Collectanea variae doctrinae Leoni S. Olschki, Monachii 1921, pp. 121-70

McGinniss 1976, no. 115 info
Lawrence R. McGinniss, Catalogue of the Earl of Crawford's Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae now in the Avery Architectural Library, New York 1976
 
Comment
Early state before Antonio Lafréry's publisher's address.
 
Inventory Number
45560
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Unmounted
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