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Print - Esemplare del' Disegno
  • Esemplare del' Disegno
    Tempesta, Antonio, born 1555 - died 1630
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Esemplare del' Disegno

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Rome (Published)

  • Date:

    1590-1609 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tempesta, Antonio, born 1555 - died 1630 (Designer)
    Orlando, Giovanni (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving with etching

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 43

Physical description

Plate 5.

Place of Origin

Rome (Published)


1590-1609 (published)


Tempesta, Antonio, born 1555 - died 1630 (Designer)
Orlando, Giovanni (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving with etching

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered in the lower centre with the monogram 'ATE' and and with the number 'V' below.


Height: 18.4 cm To plate mark, Width: 14.4 cm To plate mark

Object history note

V&A inventory number E.15.1-889 is a duplicate of E.1012-1908. V&A inventory number: 28324.5 is a reverse copy of the plate.

Descriptive line

Antonio Tempesta.Grotesque ornament with Mercury. Plate 5 from a suite of 10 panels within grotesque frames entitled 'Esemplare del' Disegno'. Italian, 1590-1609.

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

Fuhring, P. Ornament prints in the Rijksmuseum II: The Seventeenthy Century, 3 vols, Rotterdam, 2004, vol. 1, 1235-1240.


Ornament prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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