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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. -

Domenico Campanari marchese

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Variant Title

Portrait Of Vittoria Colonna


In Londra: P. Rolandi, No 20, Berners Street, Oxford Street; C. Molini, No 17, King William Street, Strand. - Dalla Stamperia Di Tommaso Brettell, Strada Ruperto, Haymarket. -, M.DCCC.L.

Physical Description

[2], 30 p., frontis., pl. A-C; 369 mm. (Folio.)


[Frontis., t.p.] - [Text]; [colophon] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

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).

Summary Note

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).

Copy Note

On a preliminary leaf is pasted an autograph signed letter by D. Campanari carrying the date 'Marzo 7/50'.

Binding Note

19th-century half maroon morocco, marbled-papered boards; spine lettered 'Campanari. Ritratto Di Vittoria Colonna 1850.' and 'R.A'.

Name as Subject


Poets - Artists - Painters - Celebrities - Italy - Rome - History - 16th century - Renaissance
Paintings - Portraits - Italy - Rome - 16th century
Art history - Art criticism - Biography - Translations from Italian - Translations into English - Italy - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Great Britain - 19th century


Michelangelo Buonarroti, source artist
Henrietta Bowles, translator
Napoleon Ploszczynski, lithographer
E. Pistrucci
Peter Rolandi, publisher
C. Molini, publisher
Thomas Brettell, printer