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LANFRANCO, Giovanni (1582--1647)
Deorvm concilivm in pinciis Bvrghesianis hortis ab Eq. Ioanne Lanfranco Parmensi tvm spirantibvs ad vivvm imaginibvs tvm monocromatibvs atque ornamentis mira pingendi arte expressvm à Petro Aqvila ad similitvdinem delineatvm et incisvm ...
Romae Jo. Jacobi de Rubeis formis, [ca. 1686].
Engr. t.-pl., [8] pl. ; 46.0 cm.(2°)

Place and name of publication from title-plate imprint line; date from Getty Research Institute library catalogue. A suite of plates reproducing Giovanni Lanfranco’s Villa Borghese ceiling fresco depicting the Council of the Gods by the engraver Pietro Aquila. The first image depicts the ceiling and is printed as counted in the above collation on two sheets, which were intended to be joined together; the remaining six plates depict the surrounding fictive architecture. The title-plate includes a dedication to Giovanni Battista Borghese with his armorial device. See Luciana Ferrari, 'Domenico Corvi nella Galleria Borghese', Rivista dell’Istituto Nazionale D’Archeologia e Storia dell’Arte 21-22 (1974-1975), pp. 169-217, figs. 8-15.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper 0/13/0 / John Soane/ 1805. The oblong plates (46.0 x 72.6 cm) are bound as double-page plates.

Binding C18th half marbled calf, marbled-paper boards, without spine-label or lettering.

Reference Number 4175


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