Italian Etchers of the Renaissance & Baroque (page 2/4)

[picture: Valerio Spada: Historiated Alphabet, 1656--1659 [A-M]]

Valerio Spada: Historiated Alphabet, 1656 – 1659 [A-M]

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: 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: 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: Decorated (Historiated) initial letter B by Valerio Spada]

Decorated (Historiated) initial letter B by Valerio Spada

Initial letter “B” from a historiated alphabet by Valerio Spada. Seventeeth century Italian people: A couple sit together in the foreground, holding hands; in the backgrouns smoke rises from a building. A [...] [more...]

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

Decorated (Historiated) initial letter C by Valerio Spada

Initial letter “C” from a historiated alphabet by Valerio Spada. Seventeeth century Italian people: a man stands with a falcon on one arm, and a dog at his feet; he talks to a man on a horse. No doubt it is a hunting scene. A [...] [more...]

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

Decorated (Historiated) initial letter D by Valerio Spada

Initial letter “D” from a historiated alphabet by Valerio Spada. Seventeeth century Italian people: a man wearing a Dutch hat and boots steps through the letter D carrying a basket. In the background a ship, and a building, I think a church with a thatched roof. A [...] [more...]

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

Historiated decorative initial capital letter A in Blue

Letter “A” 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 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: Historiated decorative initial capital letter C in Blue]

Historiated decorative initial capital letter C in Blue

Letter “C” 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 D in Blue]

Historiated decorative initial capital letter D in Blue

Letter “D” 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 E in Blue]

Historiated decorative initial capital letter E in Blue

Letter “E” 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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