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The Pantheon

1549
Nicolas Beatrizet (French, 1507 or 1515–about 1565), Published by Antonio Lafreri (French (worked in Italy), 1512–1577)


Catalogue Raisonné

B 100; Huelsen 5a

Accession Number

P1493

Medium or Technique

Engraving with etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

At top: PANTHEUM ROMANUM NUNC MARIAE COGNOMENTO ROTUNDAE NOTUM AD ANTIQUAM SUAM EFFIGIEM ET FORMAM EXPRESSUM

At top (translation): The Roman Pantheon, now a church to Mary, known for its rotunda and ancient shape and distinct form

At lower right: Labrum ex porphyrite, et duos ex ophite Leones Aegyptiis notis illistres, ex prosximis ut opinor Agrippae ac Neronis thermis, in celebriorem et ampliorem locum, pii Pontifices Maximi, ne situ squalloreve iacerent, propter Pantheum erigi collocarique iusserunt.

Provenance

Early provenance not researched; Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York, Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA, November 1897.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund