This impressive set of intaglios was carefully made in Italy by Bartolomeo Paoletti and Pietro Figlio, in their workshop in Piazza di Spagna, Rome.
The twenty-four intaglios are of oval-shape. Each intaglio has an exquisite gilt gadrooned border and is numbered in black ink. All the impressions are mounted on an elegant blue background.
The front compartmentof the scholar book features twelve bust-length profiles of the greats of the Italian Renaissance ('Uomini Illustri'): Ludovico Ariosto, Petrarch, Torquato Tasso, Dante Alighieri, Giovanni Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Correggio and Galileo Galilei.
The back compartment of the scholar book features the bust-length profiles of the first twelve Roman Emperors, the Twelve Caesars ('Dodici Cesari'): Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian.
Add a classical and cultural dimension to your home with this captivating selection of historic intaglios.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 25 x Width 16 x Depth 5.5
Dimensions in inches:
Height 10 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 2 inches
Our reference: 09496