Exhibitions/ Art Object

Lidded Urn with Two Handles and a Relief of the Capitoline Wolf raising Romulus and Remus, from Vases after the Antique

Artist:
Enea Vico (Italian, Parma 1523–1567 Ferrara)
Published in:
Rome
Date:
1543
Medium:
Engraving [very early edition of the first state]
Dimensions:
Plate: 11 × 8 1/8 in. (28 × 20.6 cm)
Classifications:
Albums, Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.50.1(33)
Not on view
Depicting of a lidded urn with two handles marked by the figure of Fortuna on the top of the lid. The body of the vase is divided in three tiers. In t he top frieze a sacrificial scene is depicted, while the second tallest relief shows putti supporting an abundant garland and a depiction of the Capitoline wolf raising Romulus and Remus. The bottom frieze is decorated with Gadroons. From a series of vase designs after the Antique, first published by Enea Vico in 1543, and later included in a composite series with other designs by Agostino Veneziano by Antonio Lafreri dated circa 1573 based on its presence in Lafreri’s catalogue.
Inscription: From left to right and top to bottom: '179.' (?) (pen and ink); '10' (pencil); '33' (pencil); '‘ROMAE AB ANTIQVO REPERTVM. (…) M.D.XXXXIII’; ‘AEV’ [in a tablet]; 'B. 431' (Bartsch reference by Destailleur); 'No 11' (pencil - numbering by Destailleur)
Hippolyte-Alexandre-Gabriel-Walter Destailleur (French, Paris, 1822–1893); Vendor: G. Rapilly & Fils
B.XV.352.431;TIB.30.270.431; Fuhring 1989, no. 650; Miller 1999, cat. no. 68a, pl. VII
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