Italian Etchers of the Renaissance & Baroque (page 1/4)


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Title: Italian Etchers of the Renaissance & Baroque

Author: Reed, Sue Welsh & Wallace, Richard

Published by: Museum of Fine Art, Boston

City: Boston

Date: 1989

Total items: 30

out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

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[picture: Valerio Spada: Historiated Alphabet, 1656--1659 [N-Z]]

Valerio Spada: Historiated Alphabet, 1656 – 1659 [N-Z]

Valerio Spada was a contemporary of Stefano della Bella. This Historiated Alphabet—that is, this set of decorated initials with scenes in them – features scenes from seventeenth century Italy, mostly landscapes with figures (people) in them. Spada was known for [...] [more...]

[picture: Historiated decorative initial capital letter B in Blue]

Historiated decorative initial capital letter B in Blue

Letter “B” from Valerio Spada’s historiated alphabet print from 1659. I have coloured the letter itself in blue; you could easily change the blue to something else of course. [more...]

[picture: Decorated (Historiated) initial letter A by Valerio Spada]

Decorated (Historiated) initial letter A by Valerio Spada

Initial letter “A” from a historiated alphabet by Valerio Spada. Seventeeth century Italian people: a person with a walking-stick or cane, and wearing hat and coat, sits under a tree; another person gestures, and a small dog wags its tail. The four winds, or possibly [...] [more...]

[picture: Historiated decorative initial capital letter Z in Blue]

Historiated decorative initial capital letter Z in Blue

Letter “Z” from Valerio Spada’s historiated alphabet print from 1659. I have coloured the letter itself in blue; you could easily change the blue to something else of course. [more...]

[picture: Historiated decorative initial capital letter T in Blue]

Historiated decorative initial capital letter T in Blue

Letter “T” from Valerio Spada’s historiated alphabet print from 1659. I have coloured the letter itself in blue; you could easily change the blue to something else of course. [more...]


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Some images that are fac similes of prints and were reprinted in a museum catalogue, Italian Etchers of the Renaissance & Baroque, edited by Sue Welsh Reed and Richard Wallace, 1989; also possibly other Italian prints from the same period. The actual images are out of cpoyright, although their text is not, and neither is the selection of images. In some cases I will supply images from other sources


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