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Production People
Ambrogio Brambilla (Print made by)artist bio
Brambilla, Ambrogio [Brambilla, Giovanni Ambrogio]
fl 1575-95

Enea Vico (After)artist bio
Vico, Enea
b Parma, 29 Jan 1523; d Ferrara, 18 Aug 1567

Antonio Lafréry (Published by)artist bio
Lafréry, Antoine [Lafreri, Antonio]
b Orgelet, Jura, 1512; d Rome, 20 July 1577
Title / Description
The Column of Trajan, from the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae
 
Date
1544
 
Technique
etching, engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
497 x 301 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Inscribed on the tablet above the door: 'SPQR/IMP CAESARI DIVI NERVAE F NERVAE/TRAIANO AUG GERMANIC DACICO/PONT MAX TRIB POT XVII COS VI P P/AD DECLARNDUM QUANTAE ALTITU/DINIS MONS ET LOCUS SIT EGESTUS' and with publisher's address and date: 'ANT LAFRERI/SEQVANI FORMIS/ROMAE 1544'
State
only state
 
WatermarkWatermark
visible, height: 45 mm, width: 46 mm
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (not stamped)
 
References
Hülsen 30d (only state) 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. 81 info
Lawrence R. McGinniss, Catalogue of the Earl of Crawford's Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae now in the Avery Architectural Library, New York 1976

Zerner and Bayard 2009, pp. 69-72 (as Ambrogio
Brambilla after Enea Vico) info
Renaissance en France, renaissance francaise?, eds. Henri Zerner and Marc Bayard, Rome 2009
 
Comment
See also inv. no. 32087. The plate was later published by Claudio Duchetti in c. 1581-86. The (original?) composition was engraved also by Enea Vico and published by Antonio Salamanca. See Rebecca Zorach, Présence et absence de la Ville éternelle dans les estampes du XVIe siecle, in Renaissance en France, renaissance francaise?, Rome 2009, pp. 69-72.
 
Inventory Number
7195
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted II
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