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  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)
    Venice (probably, made)

  • Date:

    early 17th century (made)
    1608 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fialetti, Odoardo, born 1573 - died 1638 (artist)
    Sadeler, Justus, born 1583 (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 95, shelf D, box 136

Physical description

Etching by Odoardo Fialetti of pupils drawing in a painter’s workshop.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)
Venice (probably, made)


early 17th century (made)
1608 (published)


Fialetti, Odoardo, born 1573 - died 1638 (artist)
Sadeler, Justus, born 1583 (publishers)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Signed with monogram


Height: 11.1 cm average size of plates in series, Width: 15.6 cm average size of plates in series

Descriptive line

Etching from a volume of plates by Odoardo Fialetti (1573-1638) depicting parts of the male figure, titled 'Il vero modo et ordine per Dissegnar tutte le Parti et Membra del Corpo Humano'.This plate depicts a scene in a painter's workshop; in the foreground pupils are drawing from casts. Published by Justus Sadeler, Venice, 1608.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1964 published by HMSO 1965
Lambert, Susan. Drawing: Technique & Purpose. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1981. p.25.


Printing ink


Etching (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Students; Art




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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