Record number 05/865
TitleImagines Farnesiani Cubiculi Cum Ipsarum Monocromatibus Et Ornamentis Romæ In Aedibus Sereniss. Ducis Parmensis Ab Annibale Carraccio Aeternitati Pictae. A Petro Aquila Delineatæ Incisæ.
ImprintRomæ ad Templ. S. Mariæ de Pace cù Priv. S. Pont.: Io. Iacobus. de Rubeis cura, sumptibus, ac typis editæ, [ca. 1677?]
Physical Description13 pl.; 425×547 mm. (Oblong.)
Physical Description NoteThe set of plates was earlier issued without numbers.
Content Format Note[] - [Pl. 2-13].
Summary NoteNo date of publication is given on the title-plate or elsewhere; but the set is mentioned in the Indice De Rossi of 1677.

The plates show the frescoes painted by Annibale Carracci in 1596-7 for Cardinal Odoardo Farnese on the ceiling of the Camerino Farnese in the Farnese Palace, Rome. They depict the achievements of Hercules and other allegoric scenes.
Responsibility NotePlates 2-13 are all signed as painted by Annibal Carraccius and drawn and engraved by Petrus Aquila.

Each carries the publisher's imprint of 'Io. Iacob. de Rubeis' (i.e. Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi).

The second plate carries a dedication of the whole series ('Heroicae Virtutis Imagines') from the publisher to Cardinal César D'Estrées.
SubjectMythology, Greek - Heroes - Iconography
Paintings, Italian - Frescoes - Ceilings - Interior Decoration - Palaces - Italy - Rome - Palazzo Farnese - History - 16th century - Baroque
Pictorial works - Italy - 17th century
Name as Subject Carracci, Annibale, 1560 - 1609
Farnese, Odoardo, Cardinal, 1573 - 1626
ReferencesAnnibale Carracci e i suoi incisori [exhibition catalogue] (Rome, 1968), p.73-80.

J.R. Martin, 'Immagini della virtù: the paintings of the Camerino Farnese', in A. Bull., 38 (1956), p.91-112.
Binding Note18th-century calf; rebacked in 20th century, brown morocco spine-labels lettered 'Annibale Caracci. L'Enea Vagante Inc Mitelli Romæ 166' and 'Imagines Farnesia Cubiculi Ab Annibale Carracci Romæ N.D.' Bound with one other.
ProvenancePrince Hoare Bequest (1835).
Contributors Hoare, Prince, 1755 - 1834, previous owner, donor
Rossi, Giovanni Giacomo de', 1627 - 1691, publisher
Carracci, Annibale, 1560 - 1609, source artist
Aquila, Pietro, 1650? - 1692, draughtsman, engraver
Estrées, César d', Cardinal, 1628 - 1714, dedicatee
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