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Production People
Anonymous Artist (Print made by)artist bio
Anonymous Artist

Antonio Lafréry (Published by)artist bio
Lafréry, Antoine [Lafreri, Antonio]
b Orgelet, Jura, 1512; d Rome, 20 July 1577
Title / Description
Mithras Cult Scene, from the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae
 
Date
1563
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
398 x 255 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Inscribed on a tablet :'Hac vetusta marmorea tabula, quae Romae in aedibus Octaviani Zeno prope theatrum Pompeii I campum Florae extat, hisce signis ornata, veteres, veteres rerum naturalium periti optimi agricolae munus significare volerunt. Qui assiduo labore, die noctuque, tribus solis, quattuor lunae stationibus, et naturali utrusque sideris cursu observatis, fortitudine, providentia, fide, et diligentia, terram fatigando rem agranam tractat et proinde carum frugum quae lucis I tenebrarum tempore creantur, oriuntur, excolunturque uberrimum pioventum fert.' and with publisher's address and date below: 'Antonii Lafrerii Sequani formeis Anno. MDLXIII'
State
first state of four
 
Watermark
not visible through mount
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (without stamp)
 
References
Hülsen 66a (first state of four) 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. 548 info
Lawrence R. McGinniss, Catalogue of the Earl of Crawford's Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae now in the Avery Architectural Library, New York 1976
 
Inventory Number
7202
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Unmounted
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