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Stampe Del Duomo Di Orvieto Dedicate Alla Santitá Di Nostro Signore Pio Sesto Pontefice Massimo

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Roma: MDCCXCI., Con Approvazione.

Physical Description

[4] p., 32 leaves carrying 38 pl. (8 dble.); 601 mm.

General Note

The dble. pl. are nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 29, 31, 33, 34. The last pl. is numbered not '38' but 'Ultimo'. In the Royal Academy's copy the sheet carrying pl. 12, 13 is bound in after that carrying pl. 14, 15; and the sheet carrying pl. 16, 17 is bound in after pl. 18.


[T.p.] - Indice Delle Tavole In Rame Che Adornano La Storia Del Duomo Di Orvieto I(-XXXVIII) - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

Most plates carry the names of source-artists, draughtsmen and engravers. Source-artists include Lorenzo Maitani, Fran. Panini, Nicolò Pisano, Ugolino da Siena, Ippolito Scalza, Giovanni Bologna, Luca Signorelli, E. Giovanni da Fiesole. Draughtsmen include Giuseppe Barberi, Carlo Cencioni, D. Dom. Montefiori, Giuseppe Cades and Pet. Castellucci. Engravers include Domenico Pronti, Hier. Frezza, G.B. Leonetti, G. Pozzi, Giovanni Ottaviani, Pietro Bombelli, Luigi Cunego, Aless. Mochetti, Francesco Morelli, Ubertus Vincent.

The title-page vignette is signed as made by C. Antonini.

Summary Note

The publication-date of 1791 is given on the title-page and on plate 3. Three other plates carry dates - pl. 2, 1714; pl. 5, 1790; pl. 37, 1704.

The plates show a plan, elevation, views (exterior and interior) and sections of Orvieto cathedral, and details of its sculpture (bas-reliefs and statues), paintings and frescoes. The last plate shows sections of the 'Pozzo di Orvieto'.

This atlas of plates was issued to accompany the text-volume, Storia Del Duomo Di Orvieto (1791).

Binding Note

20th-century half calf, green paper-covered boards; black morocco spine-label lettered 'Della Valle Stampe Del Duomo D'Orvieto'.

Name as Subject


Architecture, Italian - Sculpture, Italian - Bas-reliefs - Statues - Paintings, Italian - Frescoes - Church decoration and ornament - Churches - Cathedrals - Italy - Umbria - Orvieto - History
Christian art and symbolism
Plans - Elevations - Sections - Views - Italy - 18th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century


Pius VI Pope, dedicatee
Giuseppe Barberi
Lorenzo Maitani, source artist
Luca Signorelli, source artist
Nicola Pisano, source artist
Giuseppe Barberi, draughtsman
Carlo Cencioni, draughtsman
Domenico Montefiori, draughtsman
Giuseppe Cades, draughtsman
Pet. Castellucci, draughtsman
Domenico Pronti, engraver
Giovanni Girolamo Frezza, engraver
Giovanni Battista Leonetti, engraver
Giuseppe Pozzi, engraver
Giovanni Ottaviani, engraver
Pietro Bombelli, engraver
Luigi Cunego, engraver
Alessandro Mochetti, engraver
Francesco Morelli, engraver
Ubertus Vincent, engraver
Carlo Antonini, engraver