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Speculum Romanae - Pantheon

Item Code: xag30

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Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae - Pasquino

View of the Pantheon in Rome, including the antiquities placed in front of the entrance.

This print is in reverse after one by Nicolas Beatrizet dating from 1549 and, published by Antonio Lafreri. Reference: Bartsch XV.269.100

Engraving published by Giovanni Jacomo de Rossi (1627-1691)
Giovanni Giacomo published many sets of Roman views of high quality.


Reference of the Beatrizet print:: The Pantheon 1549

 Today known only as a major monument of ancient Rome, in 609 the structure was consecrated as a church, dedicated to Mary and all the Christian martyrs. At this time Salamanca and Lafreri were in business separately, and Beatrizet engraved images of the Pantheon for both. First Lafreri hired Beatrizet to make a quite straightforward view of the structure. This presumably was popular, because soon afterward Salamanca engaged him to make an engraving of the same monument, which included the two lions and the sarcophagus that are still visible in front of the building. Lafreri, not to be outdone, reissued his print in the form you see here, with a small plate added at the bottom, providing still more information―a view of one of the lions from the back, the sarcophagus from its end, and an antique vase not shown in the Salamanca print at all. Beatrizet's monogram was at the lower left in the original but was obscured when the new plate was added

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SKU xag30
Picture Size 45 cm x 35,50 cm
Specification Print
technic Engraving
Artist Nicolas Beatrizet
period 16th Century
School Italian
subject Architectural
rating ****

Nicolas Beatrizet (1507 - 1573)

Engraver from Lorraine. Active in Rome c.1540-65, where he probably died. First engravings published by Salamanca and Barlacchi. From 1547-1560 he produced plates for Lafreri, and 1552-53 for Tramezzini. By 1558 he was publishing his own plates. Variety of subject matter: portraits, copies of earlier prints, figural prints after modern masters such as Michelangelo and Muziano, architectural, devotional, antiquities, maps. Many of these plates subsequently came into the hands of Lafreri and others.

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