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Le delizie della villa di Castellazzo

Etched by Marc Antonio dal Re (Italian, 1697–1766), Author Domenico Felice Leonardi (Italian, 18th century), Printer Giuseppe Richino Malatesta (Italian, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Milan, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Cicognara 4030


Overall: 37 x 25 x 2.5 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 24 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Milan: Giuseppe Richino Malatesta, 1743) Folio; 35 leaves, plus 24 double-folded plates; contemporary red marbled paper boards.

Portrait of dedicatee; plans and views of interiors and gardens of villa of Castellazzo

Milan: Giuseppe Richino Malatesta, 1743


In graphite, inside upper cover, in Philip Hofer's hand: "Duplicate 1948. FLH [Frances L. Hofer] has another copy bot of Otto Ranschburg 1947 for $112.50." The other copy is most probably at the Houghton Library, Harvard, where most of Hofer's books were given.


Philip and Frances Hofer, Cambridge, MA by whom given to MFA, September 15, 1955.

Credit Line

The Gift of Philip and Frances Hofer