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Production People
Nicolas Beatrizet (Print made by)artist bio
Beatrizet, Nicolas
b Thionville, 1507, or Lunaville, 1515; d Rome, c. 1565
Title / Description
The Ocean, from the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae
 
Date
1560
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
274 x 355 mm (sheet, trimmed)
Inscriptions
Signed, inscribed and dated upper left: 'AMICE QUAM TU HIC EFFIGIEM SPECTATU RARAM DEMIRARIS OCEANI EST. ANNIS SUPERIORIB. ROMAE REPERTA AD ARCUM CAMPILIANI UBI ANTEA NILI ET TIBERIS QUOR. NUNC IN VATICANO INTRA PONTIFICUM HORTIS VISUNTUR IMAGINES SED HUIUSCE SPECTATU DIGNUM SIMULACHRUM NUNC IN AEDIBUS IO BAPTISTAE ET IO VINCENTII FABIORUM ROMAE AD SARRAE AREAM VISITUR INTERIM QUOD HUNC IN MODUM TIBI REPRHESENTATUR OCEANUS: NICOLAO BEATRICIO LOTHARINGO GRATIAS HABE VALE ROMAE. DLX'
State
unidentifiable state of four
 
Watermark
not visible through mount
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (not stamped)
 
References
Bartsch XV.267.97 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Robert-Dumesnil IX.193.101 info
Alexandre P. Robert-Dumesnil, Le peintre-graveur francais, 11 vols., Paris 1835-71

Hülsen 62a (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. 446 info
Lawrence R. McGinniss, Catalogue of the Earl of Crawford's Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae now in the Avery Architectural Library, New York 1976

Bianchi 1981, pp. 106-7 (unidentifiable state of four) info
Silvia Bianchi, 'Contributi per l'opera incisa di Nicolas Beatrizet,' Rassegna di studi e di notizie IX (1981), pp. 47-145.

Bianchi 2003–4, no. 105 (unidentifiable state of
four) info
Silvia Bianchi, 'Catalogo dell'opera incisa di Nicola Beatrizet,' Grafica d'arte 14 (2003) 54, pp. 3-12; 14 (2003) 55, pp. 3-12; 14 (2003) 56, pp. 3-12; 15 (2004), 57, pp. 3-13
 
Comment
Reproduces an antique statue kept in the period in the house of Giovanbattista and Gianvincenzo Fabi, on Piazza di Sciarra, Rome. The print was part of Lafreri's 1573 edition of the Speculum. This can not be Bianchi's first state as the word 'AMICI' is already corrected to 'AMICE'.
 
Inventory Number
52136
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted II
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