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  • Place of origin:

    Rome (Engraved)

  • Date:

    1570 (Engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Marelli, Andrea (Engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 120

Physical description

Letter Q in a strapwork border with a standing, pointing putto and various birds on either side.

Place of Origin

Rome (Engraved)


1570 (Engraved)


Marelli, Andrea (Engraver)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 15.1 cm To plate mark, Width: 21.3 cm To plate mark

Descriptive line

The letter 'Q';1 of 21 plates from a suite of 23 from the second part of Il Perfetto Scrittore by Giovanni Francesco Cresci.

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

Guilmard, D., Les Maîtres Ornemanistes, Paris, 1880-1881, p.293, no. 38.
Colijn, I., Katalog der Ornamentstichsammlung des Magnus Gabriel de la Gardie in der Kgl. Bibliothek zu Stockholm, Stockholm, 1933, (97).
Berlin, Katalog der Ornamentstich-Sammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek Berlin, Berlin and Leipzig, 1939, (5187).
Miller, E., 16th-century Italian ornament prints in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1999, pp.30-35 (cat.1).


Ornament prints


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