[Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma.]
Engraving with large margins. 425 x 295mm (16¾ x 7¾").
Alessandro Farnese (1545-92), Duke of Parma & Piacenza and Governor of the Spanish Netherlands, best known for his successful campaign against the Dutch Revolt (1578-92). He also fought at the Battle of Lepanto (1571) and was in command of the armies that would have been landed in England by the Spanish Armada of 1588. He is shown within an alcove with superb architectural details, a strap-work cartouche for a title left blank. On the reverse is a German-text biography relating to another portrait, within an ornate woodcut frame. Published in Jacob Schrenck von Notzing's 'Der aller Durchleuchtigisten und Grossmächtigen Kayser, Durchleuchtigisten unnd Großmächtigen Königen'.
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