Descrizione del regale apparato per le nozze della serenissima madama Cristina di Loreno moglie del serenissimo don Ferdinando Medici

Illustrated by Raffaello Gualterotti (Italian, 1543–1638), After Alessandro Allori (Italian (Florentine), 1535–1607), After Giambologna (Jean Boulogne) (Flemish (worked in Italy), 1529–1608), After Jacopo Chimenti da Empoli (Italian (Florentine), 1551–1640), After Jacopo Ligozzi (Italian, 1547–1627), Possibly by Andrea Boscoli (Italian, about 1560–1607), Printer Antonio Padovani (Italian, 16th century)

Place of Publication: Florence, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Mortimer, Italian, 224


Overall: 28.2 x 20.7 x 2 cm (11 1/8 x 8 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with etched title page and 67 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Florence: Antonio Padovani, 1589) Folio; 108 leaves [two books in one]; modern gilt-stamped armorial red morocco (Thibaron-Joly).

Etched architectural title page with Medici arms; illustrations and plans of decorations for ceremonial marriage festivities. Selected subjects include double-page allegory of the government of Florence after Allori (pp. 38-39); two statues by Giambologna (pp. 74, 76); Cosimo acclaimed Grand Duke after da Empoli (p. 159); Grand Duke Cosimo crowns Florence after Ligozzi (p. 170).

Florence: Antonio Padovani, 1589


PDP Watermark Type: Watermark: winged horse in circle


William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, June 12, 1941.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund