Bolognese Street Scene with Various Tradespeople, from Le Virtu` et arti essercitate in Bologna (The Talents and Arts Practiced in Bologna)

Francesco Curti, Italian, 1603 - 1670, after Giovanni Maria Tamburini, Italian, active 1640 - 1660


published about 1640-1650

Etching on laid paper

Plate: 5 1/4 × 9 3/16 in. (13.4 × 23.4 cm)

Sheet: 5 13/16 × 9 5/8 in. (14.7 × 24.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Class of 1935 Memorial Fund



Europe, Italy



Object Name




Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, upper left: Filienedah / 110. [above seamstress]; inscribed, in plate, upper left: Lauorare di agucc / hia, et allo ossa [on wall]; inscribed, in plate, upper right: Lauandara; inscribed, in plate, center left: Filiero da lana, [above spinner]; inscribed, in plate, center left: Balia d‘allaltare [above wet nurse]; inscribed, in plate, center left: Quel chefa shale [above ladder]; inscribed, in plate, center left: Solfanaro [on clothes of street singer]; inscribed, in plate, center left: Quel lon / traito / pi, [next to man carrying rats]; inscribed, in plate, center: Spazza camino [above chimney sweep]; inscribed, in plate, center: Quel da / la chua / uite [above man pouring wine]; inscribed, in plate, center: A guzza Coltelli [on sharpening stone]; inscribed, in plate, center right: Siufaruolo [above shop door]; inscribed, in plate, center right: Barbiere [above barber‘s door]; inscribed, in plate, center right: Merciaro [above milliner‘s shop]; inscribed, in plate, center right: Zaluatin [on cobbler‘s shoe]; inscribed, in plate, lower left: Gia. [a in superscript] inu_; inscribed, in plate, lower right: Azalino offesca, / Quel dall orlighe[indistinct]; Collector‘s mark, reverse, stamped, in blue ink, lower right: vB [encircled; Lugt 4073]

Course History

ANTH 64, The Evolution of Pregnancy, Zaneta Thayer, Spring 2019

ITAL 7, Women in Renaissance Venice, Courtney Quaintance, Spring 2015

FRIT 34, Sex and Gender in the Italian Renaissance, Courtney Quaintance, Spring 2015

ITAL 22, Humanism and Renaissance, Courtney Quaintance, Spring 2014


Susan Schulman Printseller, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2005.

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