La vera perfettione del disegno

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century, After Giuseppe Salviati (Italian, about 1520–about 1575), After Heinrich Aldegrever (German, 1502–1555/61), After Virgilius Solis (German, 1514–1562), Author Giovanni Ostaus (Italian, active 1557–1591)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlin 1624; Lotz 96c


Overall: 15.6 x 21.6 x 1 cm (6 1/8 x 8 1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 70 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Giovanni Ostaus, 1567) Oblong quarto; 40 leaves; contemporary limp vellum, beige cloth box.

Illustrations: Lucretia by Giuseppe Salviati (fol. A2v); lace patterns and various subjects suitable for ornamental patterns.

Venice: Giovanni Ostaus, 1567


Otto H. Ranschburg, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, June 12, 1941

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund