Prospettive dedicate all'Illustriss. Sig. e Padron Colendiss. Il Sig. Cesare Giuseppe Beccadelli

Autore: VACCARI, Francesco (1636-1687)


Dati tipografici: Bologna, ca. 1670

165x200 mm. Dedication leaf and 12 numbered leaves of plates. The title is derived from the dedication statement on the first leaf. All the plates are signed “Franc. Vacari fecit”. Unbound and loose. Some light marginal foxing, but well preserved.


The dedication, signed “Franc[es]co Vaccari”, continues like that: “Presento a V.S. Illlustriss. queste poche Prospettive, le quali con tutto che appariscono in lontananza, additano però anche da vicino in effetto d'una professata servitù il mio affetto […]”.

Italian painter and engraver from Medicina (Bologna), Vaccari was a scholar of Francesco Albani and is mostly known for his perspective and architectural views. As a painter he was mostly active in Bologna, Imola and Modena. He is cited by Malvasia in his Felsina pittrice (cf. G.K. Nagler, Neues Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon, 1849, XIX, p. 287).

This seems to be his only publication, a series of twelve perspective views of ruins, fountains, and other edifices in Italy. While some single prints from this series are disseminated in various libraries and museum, only one other complete copy is known, now at the Getty Museum in Malibu.


OCLC, 83097602.