Sappho. 129.Apud Cardinalem Farnesium in nomismate argenteo.
Engraving. 140 x 106mm. 5½ x 4¼".
Sappho (c.630 - 570BC), ancient Greek lyric poet. Taken from Theodoor Galle's "Illustrium imagines ex antiquis marmoribus nomismatib. et gemmis expressae quae extant Romae maior pars apud Fulvium Ursinum", a collection of historical and ancient portraits; and classical antiquities. Theodoor Galle (1571-1633) was a Flemish Baroque engraver. He became a member of the Guild of St Luke in 1595 and deacon in 1609.
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