Record number 03/2029
TitlePicturæ Francisci Albani In Æde Verospia
ImprintRomæ cum Priv. Sum. Pont.: (Io. Hieronymus Frezza incid., an. 1704.)
Physical Description[17] pl. (5 dble.); 478 mm (Folio).
Content Format Note[T.pl.] - [16 pl.].
Summary NotePublication details have been taken from the engraver's signature that appears on all the plates: 'Io. Hieronymus Frezza incid. Romæ cum Priv. Sum. Pont. an. 1704'.

The plates reproduce the frescoes which Francesco Albani painted in the Palazzo Verospi (now Credito Italiano) in 1611-1612. The subjects shown are as follows: Mercury and Paris; Paris and Venus; Polyphemus and Acis; Polyphemus and Galatea; the Seasons and Apollo; general view of the decorative scheme; Hesperus; Lucifer; Nox; Aurora; Mars, Iuppiter; Saturnus; Diana; Mercurius; Venus.
Responsibility NoteAll plates are signed as engraved by Io. Hieronymus Frezza and drawn by Petrus de Petris (the title-plate as designed and drawn by Petrus de Petris). Eleven plates carry the name of Franciscus Albani as the original designer and painter; four, that of Fran. Albani as designer and Sixtus Badaloccius as painter.
SubjectMural painting and decoration - Ceilings - Applied decoration - Interior decoration - Palaces - Italy - Rome - Palazzo Verospi (Rome) - History - 17th century
Mythology, Greek - Mythology, Roman - Iconography
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century
Name as Subject Albani, Francesco, 1578 - 1660
Copy NoteThe seventeen plates have been numbered in graphite, 1-17.
Binding Note19th-century marbled-papered boards. Rebacked and recornered with 20th-century mottled calf, retaining 18th-century spine-piece. Red, green and brown spine labels, lettered, 'F. Albani. Picturae In Aede Verospia Romæ. 1704', and 'Galeriae Farnesianae Icones Ab Anibale Carracio Romæ. ND', and 'Heroicae Virtutis Imagines Ab Petrus Berrettinus Cortonensis Romæ. ND'. Bound with 2 others.
ProvenanceRecorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.
Contributors Albani, Francesco, 1578 - 1660, source artist
Frezza, Giovanni Girolamo, 1659 - after 1741, engraver
Pietri, Pietro Antonio de, 1663 - 1716, draughtsman
Badalocchio, Sisto, 1585 - 1647, source artist
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