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  • Place of origin:

    Rome (published)

  • Date:

    1532-1553 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Perino del Vaga, born 1501 - died 1547 (designer)
    Master of the Die (engraver)
    Antonio Salamanca, born 1478 - died 1562 (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 123

Physical description

Plate 1. Panel of ornament. Two seated cupids seen from the back. Above them, two winged lions with fish tails. at the mid-height, cupids astride scrolling foliage, flanking a vase with, on its lid, two men each with a dolphin at his feet.

Place of Origin

Rome (published)


1532-1553 (published)


Perino del Vaga, born 1501 - died 1547 (designer)
Master of the Die (engraver)
Antonio Salamanca, born 1478 - died 1562 (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered Ant. sal.


Height: 20.4 cm cut to, Width: 14 cm cut to

Object history note

Part of a group of objects previously in possession of Mr. R.S.Smith [South Kensington Museum employee?].

Descriptive line

Master of the Die after Perino del Vaga, Reissued plates (3) from a set of six panels of ornament. Italian, Rome, 1532-53.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Miller, Elizabeth. 16th century Italian ornament prints in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London, 1999. pp.85-87, cat 28b, plate 3, with reference to other literature.
Bartsch, A., Le Peintre-Graveur, 21 vols, Vienna, 1803-21, vol. XV, 80-85.
Guilmard, D., Les Maîtres Ornemanistes, Paris, 1880-1881, p. 287, no. 18.
Berlin, Katalog der Ornamentstich-Sammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek Berlin, Berlin and Leipzig, 1939, 530.
Ornament and Architecture: Renaissance Drawings, Prints and Books, Exhibition Catalogue, Brown University, Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Providence, Rhode Island, 1980, 60.
Byrne, J.S., Renaissance Ornament Prints and Drawings, Metropolitan Museum of art, New York, 1981, 45.
González de Zárate, J.M., Real Colección de Estampas de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, 10 vols, Vitoria-Gastiez, 1992-5, vol. VII, 33 (2986).

Production Note



Printing ink; Paper




Ornament prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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