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

Agostino Musi (Copy after)artist bio
Musi, Agostino dei [Agostino Veneziano]
b Venice, c. 1490; d ?Rome, after 1536

Giovanni Giacomo de' Rossi (Published by)artist bio
Rossi, Giovanni Giacomo de' Rossi [Rubeis de']
b 1627; d 1691
Title / Description
Vase with Lion Heads, plate 1 from a series of 12 prints of Antique Vases and Ewers
 
Date
c.1573
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
278 x 198 mm (platemark)
Inscriptions
Lettered beneath the vase: 'SIC ROMAE ANTIQVI SCVLPTORES EX AERE/ET MARMORE FACIEBANT', inscribed with publisher's address: 'Io. Iacobi de Rubeis formis Romae ad Templ. S. M. de Pace', and numbered lower left: 'I'
State
undescribed later state
 
Watermark
visible, height: 82 mm, width: 52 mm
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (not stamped)
 
References
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna
1803-21, XV.350.420 (as Enea Vico)
Elizabeth Miller, 16th-Century Italian Ornament Prints
in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 1999, no. 68b
pl. 1 (undescribed later state)
 
Comment
Plates 1 and 14 of the series are reverse copies after Agostino Musi’s prints and Miller suggests these are probably not by Enea Vico like the other ten. The set is mentioned in the Lafreri stocklist of c. 1573. A set without numbering is also mentioned. A later reissue of the set with Pietro de Nobilis's publisher’s address is in the Escorial collection.
 
Inventory Number
8181
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Unmounted
Citation Line
Anonymous Artist (Print made by), Musi, Agostino (Copy after), Inv. No. 8181, 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 24th of June, 2019) «