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The Lighthouse at Alexandria

ca. 1608
17th century
223 x 286 mm (8.8 x 11.3 in.)

Antonio Tempesta, Italian, (1555–1630)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on white laid paper
State: First of two states
Print impression quality: Unevenly inked
Series: Number 6 from set of seven etchings The Seven Wonders of the World
Edition: Published by Franciscus van den Wyngaerde
Marks: Watermark: No watermark
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: R.L. Hirschfield (stamped in lower center margin of frontispiece of "Biblical Battles" only); Conrad Fäsy (bookplate inside cover of album)
Bibliography: Bartsch 1458 (vol. 17, p. 186); Illustrated Bartsch 1458 (vol. 37, p. 295); Nagler 1453–1459 i/ii; see Sue Welsh Reed and Richard Wallace, Italian Etchers of the Renaissance & Baroque (Boston, MA: Museum of Fine Arts, 1989), 217–221.
Credit Line: Olin Library transfer, 1957
Accession Number: 1957.5.2.7

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  • lighthouses
  • monuments
  • series (groups) - Use for related publications issued successively, especially those bearing a collective as well as an individual title; and, in the visual arts, for groups of works by a single artist having a specific and purposeful relation among the works. [March 1993 descriptor changed, was 'series'; alternate term added; descriptor moved. January 1991 scope note added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 223 x 286 mm (8.8 x 11.3 in.)

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