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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

Tommaso Barlacchi (Published by)artist bio
Barlacchi, Tommaso
b c. 1500; d 1550 or after
Title / Description
The Temple of Fortune in Rome, from the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae
 
Date
1550
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
268 x 338 mm (platemark)
Inscriptions
Inscribed lower left: 'TEMPLUM FORTUNAE VIRILIS AD RIPAS TIBERIS IN FORO PISCARIO NUNC MARIAE AEGIPTIACAE SACRATUM. ROMAE.' and with publisher's address and date lower right: 'TOMASIUS BARL. EXC. MDL'
State
first state of three
 
WatermarkWatermark
visible, height: 45 mm, width: 45 mm
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (not stamped)
 
References
Bartsch XV.268.99 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Robert-Dumesnil IX.173.102 info
Alexandre P. Robert-Dumesnil, Le peintre-graveur francais, 11 vols., Paris 1835-71

Hülsen no. 10a (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. 61 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. 110-11 (first state of three) 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. 107 (first state of three) 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
The print was included in Lafreri's 1573 edition of the Speculum. Several scholars thought it was made after a drawing by Raphael, but Bianchi in 1981 claims there is no evidence to confirm this.
 
Inventory Number
52153
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted II
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