[The Marriage of Orazio Farnese and Diane of Valois.]Henricus II Valesius Galliarum Rex [...]
Etching with very large margins, uncut, platemark 260 x 295mm (10¼ x 11½"). Fine impression.
Diane of Valois on the left, with her family (including Catherine de' Medici) behind her; Henry II is in the centre with Orazio on the right with members of his family (including cardinal Alessandro Farnese) behind him. Plate from a series reproducing frescoes by the Zuccaro family in the Palazzo Caprarola near Rome. The first series, from which this plate is taken, shows the frescoes of the Sala dei Fasti, which celebrate the power of the Farnese family.
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