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[Designs, incorporating trophies] (Polidorus Caravagiensis Inve. et Pinxit Romæ.)

Polidoro da Caravaggio

RA Collection: Book

Record number




[S.l.;: , ca. 1670?]

Physical Description

[6] pl.; 439 mm. (Folio).

Responsibility Note

The first plate is signed by the engraver only, Renatus Lochonius. The other five are captioned as designed and painted by Polidoro da Caravaggio at Rome, and are signed as drawn by C. Errard and engraved by Renatus Lochonius.

Each carries Errard's imprint and the royal privilege.


Acquired between 1769 and 1802. Recorded in Catalogue Of The Library In The Royal Academy, London (1802).

Copy Note

At the end of the book is bound in a leaf of drawings, in ink and brown wash, unsigned; showing on one side a copy of one of Polidoro da Caravaggio's trophy designs, on the other a vase in classical style. That of the vase is inscribed in pencil, 'Mr Talman', and in ink, 'C18'.

Binding Note

20th-century half calf, 19th-century brown papered boards; red morocco spine-label lettered 'Errard Recueil De Divers Vases Antiques. Bound with two others.


Applied decoration - History - 16th century
Designs - Pattern books - 16th century
Pictorial works - 16th century