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Vite De' Pittori Bolognesi Non Descritte Nella Felsina Pittrice Alla Maestà Di Carlo Emanuele III. Re Di Sardegna &c. &c.

Luigi Crespi

RA Collection: Book

Record number




In Roma: MDCCLXIX., Nella Stamperia Di Marco Pagliarini Con Licenza De' Superiori

Physical Description

[iii-]xx, 344 p., [44] pl.: illus.; 251 mm. (Quarto).

General Note

The plates are unnumbered, but each carries the number of the page next to which it is to be bound.


[T.p., dedic.] - Al Lettore - Sonetto Di Doriclo Dioneo - Sonetto Del Chiarissimo Sig. Flaminio Scarselli - [Text, with pl.] - Indice De' Pittori - Correzioni - Indice Di Alcune Cose Notabili - Imprimatur; Approvazioni.

Responsibility Note

The plates are not signed by draughtsman or engraver. The title-page vignette is signed 'A.C.S.'

The work is dedicated to Carlo Emanuele III, King of Sardinia, by Luigi Canonico Crespi.

Summary Note

The plates are all portraits of artists.


Purchased by 1780. Recorded in RAA Library Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

18th-century mottled calf, upper cover decorated in gilt with royal arms of Britain and 'R.A.'; red morocco spine-label lettered 'Pittori Bolognes Di Crespi'.


Painters, Italian - Italy - Emilia Romagna - Bologna - History - Portraits
Biography - Art history - Reference books - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - Italy - 18th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century
Armorial bindings - Great Britain - 18th century