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Schola Italica Picturae
Schola Italica Picturae Sive / selectae quaedam summorum e schola Italica pictorum tabulae aere incisae cura et impensis gavini hamilton pictoris / Romae CDDCCLXXIII.
Michelang. Bonaroti pinxit / Joseph Perini sculp. Romae 1771.
Rome, 1773.
Engraving., 18th century watermark; 560 x 355mm (22 x 14"), with wide margins. Repaired tear in the upper left margin. Creasing in top right corner and along top margin, few nicks in margins.
The title page of Gavin Hamilton's 'Schola Italica Picturae', featuring a pair of ignudi above the prophet Jeremiah from Micheal Angelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes. Hamilton (1723-1798) was a Scottish painter and dealer in antiquities and old masters. He was educated in Glasgow and then Rome under the guidance of Agostino Masucci. Including this title plate 'Schola Italica Picturae' contained 41 plates which depict pictures by famous Italian artists, including Caravaggio and Titian.
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