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Mosaics
ITALIAN MOSAICS
Mosaics
Marble, lapis lazuli, mother-of-pearl, lime­
stone, and calcite (some overpainted paper
3 9 1 . Portrait
One of a pair
of Pope Clement
VIII
or fabric cartouches) o n a silicate black
(Ippolito A l d o b r a n d i n i )
stone i n original gilt-bronze frame
Florence, 1600-1601
Height (with frame): 3 ft.
Designed by Jacopo Ligozzi; produced i n
W i d t h (with frame): 2 ft. 5 /s i n . (75.2 cm);
the Galleria de' Lavori i n pietre dure by
Height (without frame): 3 ft. 2 /i6 i n . (97 cm);
Romolo d i Francesco Ferrucci, called
W i d t h (without frame): 2 ft. 2 4 i n . (68 cm)
del Tadda
Accession number 92.SE.67
I3
in. (101.7 cm);
5
3
3
390
Hardstones
390.
3 /i6
P a i r o f Vases
Early seventeenth century
Golden alabaster {aUbastro dorato) w i t h
paragone marble bases
Height ( w i t h lid): 1 ft. 2 i n . (35.5 cm);
Height ( w i t h o u t lid): 9% i n . (24 cm);
W i d t h : ι ft. 4 4 i n . (42.7 cm)
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Accession number 92.DJ.68.1-.2
PROVENANCE
Sold, Sotheby's, M o n t e Carlo, M a r c h 3,
1990, l o t 70; [ D i d i e r A a r o n , Paris]; [Same
Art, Ltd., Zurich].
BIBLIOGRAPHY
"Acquisitions/1992," GettyMusJ 21 (1993),
i n press, illus.
391
223
224
ITALIAN
MOSAICS
PROVENANCE
Given by Grand D u k e Ferdinando I de'
Medici to Giovanni Bardi i n 1601; Corsini,
Rome, from at least 1853 through 1891;
[Same A r t , L t d . , Z u r i c h , 1991].
BIBLIOGRAPHY
A n t o n i o Z o b i , Notizie storiche sulTorigine e
progressi dei Uvori di commesso in pietre dure
nelll. e R. stabilimento di Firenze (Florence,
1853), pp. 184-186; Guida delle RR. Cappelle
Medicee e R. Opificio delle Pietre Dure in
Firenze, Edoardo M a r c h i o n n i , ed. (Florence,
1891), pp. 99-100; L u d w i g v o n Pastor, The
History of the Popes (London, 1952), v o l . 23,
p. 32; A n n a M a r i a Giusti et al., IIMuseo
delTOpificio dette Pietre Dure (Florence,
1978), p. 282; A n n a M a r i a Giusti, Palazzo
Vecchio: Committenze e collezionismo medicei
(Florence, 1980), p. 239; "Acquisitions/1992,"
GettyMusJ21 (1993), i n press, illus.
392
392. Portrait
of Cantillo
Rospigliosi
PROVENANCE
Circa 1630-1640
According to its paper label, this w o r k
A t t r i b u t e d to Giovanni Battista Calandra
belonged to the nephew o f Giovanni
Mosaic i n gilt-wood frame
Battista Rospigliosi (1646-1722); private col-
Inscribed o n a paper label attached to the
lection, Z u r i c h ; [Danae A r t International,
gilt frame, Questro ritratto in mosaico del
S.A., Panama].
Ball Camillo Rospigliosi fratello del Papa
Clem. I X e di proprieta di mió ñipóte [Don?]
Giöv. Battista Rospigliosi.
Height (without frame): 2 ft. /s i n . (62 cm);
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W i d t h (without frame): 1 ft. 7/16 i n .
(48.5 cm)
Accession number 87.SE.132
BIBLIOGRAPHY
"Acquisitions/1987,"
no. 88, p. 185, illus.
GettyMusJ\6,1988,
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