Frontispiece (Plate 1) of Buildings in the Style of the Greeks, Romans, and Etruscans (Aliquot Aedificio. ad Graecor. Romanorumque Morem Estructorum Schemata)

mid 18th century
Giovanni Francesco Costa (Italian, 1711–1772)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mason 1, only state; Mauroner 4

Dimensions

Sheet: 24.8 x 18 cm (9 3/4 x 7 1/16 in.) Platemark: 16.8 x 11.2 cm (6 5/8 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1970.447

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Etched in the plate, on the tablet, "ALIQUOT AEDIFICIO. / AD GRAECOR. / ROMANORUMQUE / MOREM / ESTRUCTORUM / SCHEMATA / INVENTA AEREQUE / INCISA / Ab Io. Francisco Costa / Veneto / Architectonico Artis Profes."; etched in the plate, lower left, the number "1"

Markings

Verso, lower left-center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

P. & D. Colnaghi and Co., Inc., London; from whom purchased September 16, 1970

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard