Current Inventory by Enea Vico

Trophy With a Cuirass on a Trunk of a Tree

Artist: Enea Vico
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Enea Vico (1523-1567) engraving, Trophy With a Cuirass on a Trunk of a Tree, 1550, Bartsch 446, with the name of the publisher Ant[onio] Lafreri at bottom, first state (of 2) before numbers.  Good condition,  with small margins all around,  archival matting, 9 1/8 x 6 3/4  inches. A fine, fresh impression. On laid paper with a Ladder in a Circle watermark. Provenance: Furstich Waldburg Wolfegg’sches Kupferstichkabinett (Lugt 2542). The fine impressions of Vico’s Trophy series, such as this example, are of astonishing clarity and brilliance. This sort of showmanship was until recently discounted as lacking in original draughtsmanship or inventiveness, […]

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Ornamental Panel With A Rampant Lion In An Oval Cartouche

Artist: Enea Vico
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Enea Vico (1523-1567) engraving, Ornamental Panel With A Rampant Lion In An Oval Cartouche, 1550, Bartsch 443, with the name of the publisher Ant[onio] Lafreri at bottom and also bottom center, first state (of 2) before numbers.  Good condition, with some printer’s smudges toward the edges, with small margins all around,  archival matting, 9 1/4 x 6 5/8 inches. A fine, fresh impression, with many comedic features including a pair of exhausted lions on either side of the cartouche, snail-like hats/faces just below them, and a quiver of arrows and other arms toward the top of the elaborate design. Provenance: Furstich […]

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Two Trophies With a Cuirass Lower Left

Artist: Enea Vico
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Enea Vico (1523-1567) engraving, Two Trophies With a Cuirass Lower Left, 1550, Bartsch 449, with the name of the publisher Ant[onio] Lafreri at bottom, first state (of 2) before numbers.  Good condition, with small margins all around,  archival matting, 9 5/8 x 7 inches. A fine, fresh impression. Provenance: Furstich Waldburg Wolfegg’sches Kupferstichkabinett (Lugt 2542). The fine impressions of Vico’s Trophy series, such as this example, are of astonishing clarity and brilliance. This sort of showmanship was until recently discounted as lacking in original draughtsmanship or inventiveness, but recent work (as exemplified in the British Museum exhibit The Print in Italy, 1550-1620), […]

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Two Trophies With a Breast Plate and a Ram’s Head

Artist: Enea Vico
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Enea Vico (1523-1567 engraving, Two Trophies With a Breast Plate and a Ram’s Head, 1550, Bartsch 447, with the name of the publisher Ant[onio] Lafreri at bottom, before numbers.  Good condition, with small margins all around (slight discoloration upper right and left due to hinging),  archival matting, 9 1/2 x 7 inches. A fine, fresh impression. Provenance: Furstich Waldburg Wolfegg’sches Kupferstichkabinett (Lugt 2542). The fine impressions of Vico’s Trophy series, such as this example, are of astonishing clarity and brilliance. This sort of showmanship was until recently discounted as lacking in original draughtsmanship or inventiveness, but recent work (as exemplified in the […]

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