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Portrait of Duke Cosimo I de' Medici

1586
Agostino Carracci (Italian, 1557–1602), and Cesare dal Borgo (Italian, active 1580s)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 140; Bohlin 136, ii/ii; Illustrated Bartsch 129, ii/ii

Dimensions

Sheet: 27.3 x 19.1 cm (10 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.)(trimmed on the platemark, or in places with thread margins)

Accession Number

P1590

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Bartsch and Bohlin attributed the portrait of Duke Cosimo to Martino Rota, and the surrounding cartouche to Agostino. The subsequent discovery of a letter dated 1585 from Aldo Manuzio to Cavaliere Vinta, cited in Illustrated Bartsch, suggests that the portrait was engraved by Cesare dal Borgo.

Markings

Verso, bottom left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower left, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund