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Title

Antonio Tempesta

1623


Artist

Ottavio Leoni

Italy

circa 1587 - 1630


About

Leoni was the first artist to make portrait prints his specialty, engraving some forty likenesses of writers and artists during the latter part of his life. The subject of this print, Antonio Tempesta, was trained in Florence but enjoyed a successful career in Rome in the employ of Pope Gregory XIII. He painted frescoes in the Vatican and decorated Roman palaces and churches. In addition to this work he also made etchings.


Details


Date

1623


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching and engraving


Edition

i of 2 states


Dimensions

14.6 x 11.4 cm platemark; 23.3 x 16.7 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1987


Location

Not on display


Accession number

528.1987


Artist information

Ottavio Leoni

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography