Collection of Prints and Drawings
Zoltán Kárpáti and Eszter Seres, Italian and French Prints before 1620
©Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
 
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
Christian Hülsen, 'Das Speculum Romanae
Magnificentiae des Antonio Lafreri,' in
Collectanea variae doctrinae Leoni S. Olschki, Monachii
1921, pp. 121-70, 19a (first state of three)
Lawrence R. McGinniss, Catalogue of the Earl of
Crawford's Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae now in
the Avery Architectural Library, New York 1976, no. 115
 
Comment
Early state before Antonio Lafréry's publisher's address.
 
Inventory Number
45560
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Unmounted
Citation Line
Anonymous Artist (Print made by), Inv. No. 45560, in Zoltán Kárpáti and Eszter Seres, Italian and French Prints before 1620: An On-Line Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2012 » http://www.printsanddrawings.hu/ (accessed 22nd of September, 2020) «