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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D , Case EO, Shelf 125

Print

1568 (Made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Strapwork cartouche, surmounted by two putti holding baskets of fruit, with two female demi-figures below; in the central panel, a swan in front of a laurel tree.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Engraving
Brief Description
Bartolomeo da Brescia, plate 2 from a set of 16, each used as the frontispiece to a chapter of Rime de Gli Academici occulti con de loro imprese et discorsi, printed by Vincenzo Sabbio, Italian, Brescia, 1568.
Physical Description
Strapwork cartouche, surmounted by two putti holding baskets of fruit, with two female demi-figures below; in the central panel, a swan in front of a laurel tree.
Dimensions
  • Height: 17.4cm
  • Width: 12.8cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Signed in monogram S.B.B.
  • Lettered DELL' ADOMBRATO and NON COME SOGLIO IL FOLGORAR PAVENTO
Object history
The museum holds 11 of the 16 plates.



From Miller (1999), p. 117.

A copy of the book is in the British Library (82.g.23). The plates are numbered here according to the order of the chapters that they illustrate. Each plate includes the armorial bearings of the author of the related chapter.
Bibliographic References
  • Guilmard, D., Les Maîtres Ornemanistes, Paris, 1880-188, p. 294, no. 44.
  • Miller, E., 16th-century Italian ornament prints in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1999, p. 117 (cat. 37).
Collection
Accession Number
E.1081-1923

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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