Count D'Ada. The Popes Nuntio to King James the Second.
I. Savage ex: [n.d. c.1685.]
Mezzotint. Plate 240 x 190mm. 9½ x 7½". Trimmed, false margins added.
Portrait, half length in oval, wearing gown, collar and cross suspended from neck. Ferdinando D'Adda (1649-1719) was Prefect of the Congregation of Rites and the Papal Nuncio to James II of England. In 1690 he was made a Cardinal-Priest and in 1715 he was made Cardinal Bishop of Albano.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove. CS: 29, ii. Collection John Thane 1771 in ink verso.
[Ref: 25510] £140.00