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Temporis Deitas Veritatem detectam ad Solem convertit Eiusque attributa. Videatur Bellorius in vita Dom: Zampieri.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Romae: ex Calcographia R.C.A., (1777)

Physical Description

[7] pl. (2 dble.); 495 mm.

General Note

The double pl. are nos. [6, 7].

Responsibility Note

All plates name 'Dominicus Zampieri' (i.e. Domenichino) as source-artist. Plates [2-7] are signed by Dom. Cunego as engraver. Each plate carries the imprint of the printer-publisher, 'Romae ex Calcographia R.C.A.'

Summary Note

Our catalogue title is taken from the caption of the first plate. The first plate is undated, but plates [2-7] all carry the date 1777. The plates show Domenichino's ceiling fresco in the Palazzo Costaguti, Rome, which he executed about 1622. Each plate is captioned. The first presents an overview of the whole ceiling, and its caption explains the subject of the whole - the god of Time dislosing Truth and bringing her to the light of Day. Plates [2-7] show details.

Binding Note

18th-century half white vellum, blue paper-covered boards; red morocco spine-label lettered 'Galle. Panfi. Tempo. Deita. Inedi. Costa.' Bound with one other.

Name as Subject


Time - Truth - Iconography
Paintings, Italian - Frescoes - Allegories - Ceilings - Interior decoration - Palaces - Italy - Rome - Palazzo Costaguti - 17th century
Pictorial works - 18th century


Domenichino, source artist
Domenico Cunego, engraver