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Saturday, 16 November 2019

(Attrib.) Cherubino Alberti's engraving, plate 4 of “The Triumph of Two Roman Emperors”, c1590


(Attrib.) Cherubino Alberti (aka Borghegiano; Zaccaria Mattia) (1553–1615)
Plate 4 (left panel) to the diptych, “The Triumph of Two Roman Emperors”, c1590 (1563–1615), in reverse after the etching by Cherubino Alberto, after the painted frieze by Polidoro da Caravaggio (aka Polidoro Caldara) (1499–1543) decorating a house facade in the Piazza Madama (see Christopher LCE Witcombe 2004, “Copyright in the Renaissance: Prints and the Privilegio in Sixteenth-Century Venice and Rome”, Leiden, Brill, p. 177).
Note: Bartsch advises that even though the diptych, “The Triumph of Two Roman Emperors”, is the same height as the triptych, “The Rape of the Sabine Women” (see https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.130285.html) the plates featured in the two prints are not from the same series (see TIB 1982 34[17].160[109]).
Engraving on laid paper, trimmed to the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 15.8 x 39.3 cm.
Lettered and numbered on plate within the tablet: “POLYDORO CARAVAGIEN CELEBERr. PICTORE DELINEATVM”/4”.
(copy in reverse) TIB 1982 34(17).160(109) (Sebastian Buffa 1982, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Italian Artists of the Sixteenth Century”, vo. 34, New York, Abaris Books, p. 290, cat. no. 160 [109]).
The Fine Art Museums of San Francisco offer the following description of this print:
“Copy of the left half of a diptych showing prisoners and soldiers in a Roman triumphal procession”
Condition: richly inked lifetime impression (based on the clarity of the line showing no sign of wear to the printing plate and with traces of the guidelines for the Latin text), trimmed to the image borderline and in excellent condition. The sheet is laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.
I am selling this magnificent impression of a rare engraving (in reverse to Alberti’s version inscribed with his name) for the total cost of AU$324 (currently US$220.96/EUR199.82/GBP171.30 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in purchasing this superbly engraved panel, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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