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  • Place of origin:

    Italy (Made)

  • Date:

    1520-25 (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Monogrammist F. (Engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 122

Physical description

Frieze with scrolling foliage and two chimerical animals.

Place of Origin

Italy (Made)


1520-25 (Made)


Monogrammist F. (Engraver)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Signed in monogram F.

Lettered S.P.Q.R.


Height: 6.2 cm Cut to, Width: 19.3 cm Cut to

Descriptive line

Ornamental frieze depicting two winged demi-lions, attributed to Monogrammist F., Italy, 1520-5

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

Bartsch, A., Le Peintre-Graveur, 21 vols, Vienna, 1803-21, vol. XV, 452 as Enea Vico.
Berliner, R. and Egger, G., Ornamentale Vorlageblätter des 15. bis 19. Jahrhunderts, 3 vols, Munich, 1981, 232.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1929, London: Board of Education, 1930.

Production Note

Bartsch attributed this plate to Enea Vico, which Berliner points out is unsustainable, because on stylistic grounds it is earlier in date


Paper; Ink


Engraving; Intaglio

Subjects depicted

Scrolling foliage; Grotesque


Ornament prints; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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