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Ritratto Di Vittoria Colonna Marchesana di Pescara Dipinto Da Michel' Angelo Buonarroti Illustrato E Posseduto Da Domenico Campanari Traslatato Da Henrietta Bowles. -
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, 30 p., frontis., pl. A-C; 369 mm. (Folio.)
[Frontis., t.p.] - [Text]; [colophon] - [Plates].
The frontispiece is signed as painted by Michele Angelo Buonarroti, lithographed by N. Ploszczynski and lithographed (or lithographically printed?) by E. Pistrucci, 18 Newman St. Plates A-C are unsigned.
The printer's name is repeated in the colophon.
M.A. Och, Vittoria Colonna: art patronage and religious reform in sixteenth-century Rome [dissertation, Bryn Mawr Coll.] (1993).
The English caption title is, 'Portrait Of Vittoria Colonna, Marchioness of Pescara; Painted By Michael Angelo Buonarroti ...'. The text is printed in Italian and English on facing pages.
The frontispiece shows a portrait of Vittoria Colonna attributed to Michelangelo. Plate A shows five medals carrying portraits of Vittoria Colonna. Plates B, C show facsimiles of handwriting.
The verso of the front free-endpaper is inscribed in pencil, 'S.A.H.', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81. Hart presented this volume in 1880 (see RA Annual Report for 1880, p. 46).
On a preliminary leaf is pasted an autograph signed letter by D. Campanari carrying the date 'Marzo 7/50'.
19th-century half maroon morocco, marbled-papered boards; spine lettered 'Campanari. Ritratto Di Vittoria Colonna 1850.' and 'R.A'.
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