Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bust portrait of Ottavio Farnese, shown in profile within a niche, surrounded by an ornamented cartouche

Artist:
Nicolò Nelli (Italian, active Venice, ca. 1552–79)
Date:
1567
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
plate: 6 15/16 x 5 3/16 in. (17.6 x 13.2 cm) sheet: 8 11/16 x 6 9/16 in. (22 x 16.6 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.289
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered at lower center of cartouche: 'OCTAVIVS / FARNESIVS / PARMAE ET / PL DVX II.' Signed and dated above bottom margin: 'NNF / 1567.'
Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
Le Blanc III.96.8
Charles Le Blanc Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes: contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations. 4 vols., Paris, 1854-1888.



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