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Unsigned, Vignette of books resting on a palette and paintbrushes.

Vignette of books resting on a palette and paintbrushes., 1678


RA Collection: Art

Malvasia's Felsina Pittrice is a history of painting traced through the Bolognese school, written consciously in the wake of other 'artists' lives' books such as Vasari's Vite. Malvasia provided a challenge to Vasari's Tuscan-centric art history by placing Bolognese artists at the fore; it is one of the most important early modern sources on Italian art.

Object details

Vignette of books resting on a palette and paintbrushes.
Drawn by
Printed by
Erede di Domenico Barbieri (fl. 1669 - 1685)
Carlo Cesare Malvasia, Felsina pittrice : vite de pittori bolognesi ..., Bologna : Per l'Erede di Domenico Barbieri, 1678 8 [p. 50].
Object type
Printed illustration
Place of Publication

215 mm x 160 mm

Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
This image is from a book

Felsina Pittrice Vite De Pittori Bolognesi Alla Maesta Christianissima Di Luigi XIIII Re Di Francia E Di Navarra Il Sempre Vittorioso Consagrata Dal Co. Carlo Cesare Malvasia Fra Gelati L'Ascolo. Divisa in duoi Tomi; con Indici in fine copiosissimi. Tomo Primo Che contiene la Prima, Seconda, e Terza Parte. (Secondo Che contiene la Quarta Parte.) - In Bologna,

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