Record number 05/5135
TitleRitratti Di Alcuni Celebri Pittori Del Secolo XVII. Disegnati, ed intagliati in rame dal Cavaliere Ottavio Lioni Con le Vite de' medesimi tratte da varj Autori, accresciute d'Annotazioni, sie' Aggiunta La Vita Di Carlo Maratti Scritta da Gio. Pietro Bellori fin all'anno 1689. e terminata da Altri, non più stampata: E un Discorso del medesimo sopra un quadro della Dafne dello stesso Maratti, dipinto per il Re Cristianissimo. All'Illustrissimo Signore Livio De Carolis Marchese Di Prossedi.
ImprintIn Roma: A spese fi Fausto Amidei Mercante di Libri nella Strada del Corso sotto il Palazzo del Signor Marchese Raggi., 1731. Con Lic. De' Sup.
Physical Description[8], 271, [1] p., [12] pl.: illus.; 234 mm. (Quarto.)
Content Format Note[T.p., dedic.] - Fausto Amidei A chi legge; Vite De' Pittori Descritte nel presente Libro - Imprimatur - [Text with plates] - Errori occorsi nella Stampa Emendazioni.
Summary NoteAll plates except the twelfth carry dates ranging from 1622 to 1625.

The collection prints eleven portraits of artists by Ottavio Leoni (1578-1630), and one unsigned portrait of Carlo Maratti, accompanied by G. Baglione's biographies of Ottavio Lioni, Ludovico Lioni, Tomasso Salini, Cristoforo Roncalli, Antonio Tempesta, Marcello Provenzale and G. Cesari D'Arpino, biographies of Simon Vouet and G. Baglione, C.C. Malvasia's biography of G. F. Barbieri 'Guercino', F. Baldinucci's biography of G.L. Bernino, and G.P. Bellori's biography of Maratti. These are followed by 'Dafne Trasformata In Lauro Pittura Del Signor Carlo Maratti ... Descritta in una lettera ... Da Gianpietro Bellori'.

The plates showing the portraits of the twelve painters are each captioned with the painter's name in Latin. In-text illustrations consist of a title-page vignette, head- and tail-pieces and decorated initials.
Responsibility NoteAll plates except the twelfth are signed, 'Octavius Leonus Roman' pictor fecit'.

In-text illustrations are unsigned, except for the headpieces to the lives of Bernini and Maratti, which are signed as made by M. Fischer.

The work is dedicated to Livio De Carolis by Fausto Amidei.
SubjectPainters - Artists - Celebrities - Italy - Rome - History - 17th century - Baroque
Paintings - Portraits - 17th century - 18th century
Biography - Art history - Italy - 17th century - 18th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century
Name as Subject Maratti, Carlo, 1625 - 1713
Leoni, Ottavio Mario, 1578 - 1630
References'Ottavio Leoni's portraits alla macchia', in J.T. Spike, Baroque portraiture in Italy: works from north American collections [exhibition catalogue] (1984), p.12-19; H. Kruft, 'Ein Album mit Porträtzeichnungen Ottavio Leonis', in Stor. A., 4 (1969), p.447-58; T.H. Thomas, 'Ottavio Leoni - a forgotten portraitist 1578-1630', in The Print collector's quarterly (1916), p.322-73.
Copy NoteThe front paste-down carries two inscriptions in Italian.
Binding Note18th-century vellum; spine inscribed in ink, 'Vite de Pittori Celebr.' and 'coi Ritratti di O. Lioni'.
ProvenancePurchased for RA Library in 1871 (see 'Library Report for the Year 1871', RA Annual Report, Appendix No. 7, p. 25).
Contributors Amidei, Fausto, fl. 1731 - 1771?, publisher, bookseller
Rossi, Antonio de', fl. 16971751, printer
Baglione, Giovanni, ca. 1566 - 1643
Malvasia, Carlo Cesare, Conte, 1616 - 1693
Baldinucci, Filippo, 1625 - 1697
Bellori, Giovanni Pietro, 1613 - 1696
Leoni, Ottavio Mario, 1578 - 1630, source artist, draughtsman, engraver
Fischer, M., engraver
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