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Picturæ Francisci Albani In Æde Verospia

RA Collection: Book

Record number



(Io. Hieronymus Frezza incid., Romæ cum Priv. Sum. Pont.: an. 1704.)

Physical Description

[17] pl. (5 dble.); 478 mm (Folio).


[T.pl.] - [16 pl.].

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed as engraved by Io. Hieronymus Frezza and drawn by Petrus de Petris (the title-plate as designed and drawn by Petrus de Petris). Eleven plates carry the name of Franciscus Albani as the original designer and painter; four, that of Fran. Albani as designer and Sixtus Badaloccius as painter.

Summary Note

Publication details have been taken from the engraver's signature that appears on all the plates: 'Io. Hieronymus Frezza incid. Romæ cum Priv. Sum. Pont. an. 1704'. The plates reproduce the frescoes which Francesco Albani painted in the Palazzo Verospi (now Credito Italiano) in 1611-1612. The subjects shown are as follows: Mercury and Paris; Paris and Venus; Polyphemus and Acis; Polyphemus and Galatea; the Seasons and Apollo; general view of the decorative scheme; Hesperus; Lucifer; Nox; Aurora; Mars, Iuppiter; Saturnus; Diana; Mercurius; Venus.


Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Copy Note

The seventeen plates have been numbered in graphite, 1-17.

Binding Note

19th-century marbled-papered boards. Rebacked and recornered with 20th-century mottled calf, retaining 18th-century spine-piece. Red, green and brown spine labels, lettered, 'F. Albani. Picturae In Aede Verospia Romæ. 1704', and 'Galeriae Farnesianae Icones Ab Anibale Carracio Romæ. ND', and 'Heroicae Virtutis Imagines Ab Petrus Berrettinus Cortonensis Romæ. ND'. Bound with 2 others.

Name as Subject


Mural painting and decoration - Ceilings - Applied decoration - Interior decoration - Palaces - Italy - Rome - Palazzo Verospi (Rome) - History - 17th century
Mythology, Greek - Mythology, Roman - Iconography
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century


Francesco Albani, source artist
Giovanni Girolamo Frezza, engraver
Pietro Antonio de Pietri, draughtsman
Sisto Badalocchio, source artist