Bruttobuono Stoned by His Enemies

Francesco Villamena, Italian, 1564/66 - 1624

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1601

Engraving on paper

Overall: 14 7/8 × 20 1/8 in. (37.8 × 51.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Adelbert Ames Fine Arts Awards Fund

2007.10

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Dated, in ink, lower right margin: [illegible] / 1660-; signed, in plate, lower left: F. VILLAMENA / INVENTOR; inscribed, in plate, lower right margin: Superiorum / licentia.; inscribed,in plate, lower center margin: All' Ill.mo [mo is superscript] Sig.r [r is superscript] Pron mio Col.mo [mo is superscript] Il Sig.r [r is superscript] Ciriaco Mattei / Da che conobbi V.S. Ill.ma, [ma is superscript] hebbi sempre desiderio di mostrarle l'animo, c'ho havuto di servirla, ne mai mi se presentata occasione alcuna. Hora, havendo conosciuto con quanta amorevolezza habbia havuto protettione di Bruttobuono; poi che non solo mentre visse, si ricovro in casa sua, come a fortezza; ma da lei / benegnamente su sostentato, et fin fattali formare una statua nel suo giardino: ho voluto per scoprirle questo mio affetto, formare la presente Barruffa di lui; nella quale per la difesa di Spagna, egli mori d'una percossa; ch acor ch sia bassissimo soggetto da comparire alla presenza di lei, m' assicuro nondimeno, che no /sdegnera gradirlo, come cosa d'un suo ser.re, [re is superscript] offerendomi a maggior cosa, quando da Dio si conceda. Bacio a V.S. Ill.ma, [ma is superscript] humilmente le mani, et le prego ogni vero contento. D.V.S. Ill.ma, [ma is superscript] Ser.re [re is superscript] aff.mo [mo is superscript] et Devot.o [o is superscript] Francesco Villamena. 1601.; inscribed, in plate, lower right margin: Cum / Privilegio.; stamped, in ink, on reverse, upper center: [design with two crossed keys]; inscribed, in ink, on reverse, upper right: D; inscribed, in ink, on reverse, center: P. marietto, 1668; inscribed, in ink, on reverse, center right: No. 128 / [illegible] our [illegible] es la force

Course History

ITAL 23, Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Italian Literature and Culture, Nancy Canepa, Winter 2015

ITAL 23, Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Italian Literature and Culture, Nancy Canepa, Spring 2012

Exhibition History

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 15, 2008.

European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 30, 2008-March 8, 2009.

Publication History

T. Barton Thurber, European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, p.134, ill., no. 76.

Provenance

Collection of Pierre Mariette (1634-1716), France; Jonathan Bober, Austin, Texas; sold to present collection, 2007.

Catalogue Raisonne

Le Blanc, Charles, Manuel de l'Amateur d'estampes, 4 vols. (Paris: P. Jannet, 1854-[90], vol. 3, 124-125, no. 62.; Nagler, George Kasper, Neues Allgemeines Kunstler-Lexiocn, 22 vols. (Munich: E. A. Fleischmann, 1835-52), vol. 20, pp. 260-65, no. 63.

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