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GUERCINO, Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Il Guercino (1591-1666)
Livre de portraitvre de Jo. Franciscus Barberius. (Livre de portraitvre de Io. Franciscus Barberius. Seconde partie.)
A Paris de l'imprimerie d'Herman Weyen, rue Sainct Jacques, à lenseigne St. Benoist, pres la Poste, 1641.
[44] etch. pl. (incl. 2 t.-pl.)

The title-plate to the 'Seconde Partie' is undated. No earlier edition of this suite has been traced. The Bibliothèque nationale de France has a copy of a later issue with new title-plates to both parts with the imprint of Pierre Mariette dated 1642, and the addition of plate numbers 1--44 bottom right.

Copy Notes Imperfect; fifteen plates only. The engraved title plate to the 'Seconde Partie' and [14] other plates have been trimmed close to the plate marks and pasted down in a C19th album with leaves measuring 25.3 x 31.8 cm. The plates are those numbered 13, 15, 17, 22, 25--28, 30, 32--34, 40 and 44 in the BnF copy, the last of which has been trimmed to the outline of the figure which is numbered 22 in ink. A similarly fragmentary copy including the title-plate to the first part is in the National Art Library, but no attempt has been made to compare the two albums.

Binding C19th half maroon sheep, marbled-paper boards.

Reference Number 6440


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