From: “Tabulae anatomicae a celeberrimo pictore Petro Berrettino Cortonensi”, originally published in Rome by Antonii de Rubeis, 1741. This edition Rome, 1788. Ref: Heirs of Hippocrates 470, Garrison 395.2.
Made by ‘Luca Ciamberlano’ after ‘Pietro Berretini da Cortona’. Luca Ciamberlano (1580-1641) was an Italian painter and engraver, born at Urbino. In the early part of his life he applied himself to the study of civil law. He then abandoned the study of jurisprudence to devote himself to painting and engraving, particularly the latter. He became the leading graphic artist of his day. Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669, born Berretini) was a leading Italian Baroque painter and one of the key figures in the development of Roman Baroque architecture.
Condition: Very good given age. Sheet quite darkened from soiling and staining. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Copperplate engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. Watermark: Lily (fleur-de-lys), not visible in every sheet.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 29.5 x 44 cm. The image size is ca. 25.6 x 37.8 cm.