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Ornamento de le belle & virtudiose donne

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century, Author Domenico da Sera (Italian, 16th century), Printer and Publisher Matheo Pagano (Italian, active 1538–1562)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Lotz 81b


Overall: 20.7 x 15.3 x 1.3 cm (8 1/8 x 6 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 45 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Matthio Pagano, 1543) Quarto; 24 leaves; modern blind-stamped brown morocco (Riviere & Son)

Woodcut title border with scenes of women sewing and weaving; illustrations of woodcut lace patterns.

Venice: Matthio Pagano, 1543


E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., London, from whom purchased by MFA, October 4, 1934.

Credit Line

George Nixon Black Fund