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[Tempesta engravings of Old Testament subjects.]

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2458

Variant Title

Sujets De La Bible

Imprint

(In Roma): [s.n.,, n.d.]

Physical Description

[59] leaves of plates: 214×275 mm. (Oblong quarto).

General Note

The first twelve leaves carry one engraving each. The rest carry four smaller prints each, pasted in.

Responsibility Note

Plates [1] and [3] are signed, 'Tempesta in Roma'.

References

F. Borroni, 'Antonio Tempesta incisore', in La Bibliofila 52 (1950), p.241-63; V. Birke, 'Towards a Tempesta catalogue', PrtQ, 2 (1985), p.205-18.

Summary Note

The first sequence of twelve engravings shows subjects from the opening chapters of Genesis, from the creation of the world to the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden.

The second sequence of smaller engravings begins again with subjects from the opening of Genesis and continues with other subjects from the Old Testament.

Provenance

Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, with green cloth-covered boards; rebacked in 20th century; red morocco spine-label, lettered, 'Tempesta Sujets De La Bible'.

Subject

Bible, O.T., Genesis
Bible., O.T.
Bible stories
Narrative art - Italy -
Pictorial works - Italy -

Contributors

Antonio Tempesta, 1555-1630