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MEDICI.  HAELWEGH (Adrian, Dutch Engraver 1639-1700)
MEDICI. HAELWEGH (Adrian, Dutch Engraver 1639-1700) An Album of 32 Engraved Portraits of the Medici Family,  Ovals within decorative borders, spandrels, titles on pediment, including a portrait of Ferdinando son of Cosimo III engraved by François Spierre (1643-1681) dated on the plate 1659, fine strong impressions,   [1660]
350 x 250 mm. bound together in 18th century mottled calf, red leather label "Dukes of Savoye", joints cracked, leather worn, from the Collection of Alfred Jones, signed by him in ink on the first plate, donated to Bath Reference Library in 1915 with their Book plate on the inside front cover, ink class mark '50:Dd:3' there are no other stamps or marks,
This series of engraved portraits of the Medici family was commissioned by Leopoldo de' Medici [1617-1675]. Adriaen Haelwegh was born in Deventer. He worked in Amsterdam, primarily on portraits and book illustration. He moved to Italy in the 1660s. The British Museum has thirty one portraits from the series, beginning with Cosimo I and finishing with Ferdinando III (See note to BM 1871,1209.224, HOLLSTEIN Dutch Engravings Volume Goltzius - Heem 1. 'Cosmus I Iohannis Medices Cognomento Invictif: Magnus Dux e Trvriae Primus. . .' Cosimo I de' Medici [1519- 1574] the first Grand Duke of Tuscany. Signature of Collector A. Jones in ink, over title. 2. 'Eleonora Toletana. . .' Eleonora di Toleddo [1522-62]. Wife of Cosimo I de' Medici, daughter of Don Pedro Álvarez de Toledo, Viceroy of Naples. 3. 'Petrus ab Etruria. . .' Pietro [1554-1604] Son of Cosimo I 4. 'Johannes ab Eturia. . .' Giovanni [1543-1562] Son of Cosimo I, Cardinal and Bishop of Pisa 5. 'Garsias Ab Eturia. . .' Garzia [1547-1562] Son of Cosimo I.
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