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(Icones Romæ in Ecclesia Sancti Augustini, atque in eius ædicula, ab Eq. Ioanne Lanfranco summa artis elegantia depictæ.)

RA Collection: Book

Record number



(Io. Iacob. de Rubeis formis, Romae ad Temp. S.M. de Pace): [16--?]

Physical Description

[9] pl. (5 dble.); 445 mm.

General Note

The double pl. are nos. [1-4, 9]. One plate is captioned, and could possibly have served as a title-plate (but in the Academy's copy is placed as plate [4]).

Responsibility Note

All plates carry the name of the source-artist, Lanfranco. None carries the name of the engraver. Each carries the imprint of the printer-publisher, 'Io. Iacob. de Rubeis' (i.e. Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi).

Summary Note

Our title is taken from the plate which in the Royal Academy's set appears as plate [4]. None of the other plates is captioned; and none carries a publication date. The plates reproduce the paintings which Lanfranco made for the Cappella Buongiovanni in the church of Saint Augustine, Rome, in 1616. They show the Virgin venerated by S. William and S. Augustine (altarpiece), incidents in the lives of S. William and S. Augustine (painted canvasses), and the Assumption of the Virgin - the first dome fresco of the Roman baroque, which influenced several later artists.

Binding Note

18th-century half white vellum, blue paper-covered boards; red morocco spine-label lettered 'Cuppo. Di Lan. De Rub. Tempi. S.M. De. Pace'. Bound with two others.

Name as Subject


Saints - Christian art and symbolism - Iconography
Paintings, Italian - Frescoes - Domes - Church decoration and ornament - Churches - Chapels - Italy - Rome - S. Agostino - History - 17th century - Baroque
Pictorial works - 17th century