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    from Venice and the Veneto Region

    Cavalier Carlo Ridolfi. Le Maraviglie Dell'Arte, Ouero Le Vite De Gl'Illustri Pittori Veneti, E Dello Stato. Que sono raccolte le Opere Insigni, i costumi, & i ritratti loro. Con la narratione delle Historie, delle Favole, e delle Moralit√° da quelli dipinte. Venice: Gio[vanni] Battista Sgaua, 1648. First edition. Quarto. [4], a-b4, a-e4, A-3E4; a4, b2, a-b4, C-F4, A-2S4, 2T2. [64], 406, [2]; [60], 324 pages. Page 127 of first part labeled as 126; A1 and A2, and A3 and A4 bound in reversed order. Engraved titles to both first and second parts plus thirty-five full page woodcut portraits of artists. Engraved printer's device on printed title, engraved initials and head pieces. Full modern calf, blind tooled ruling and paneling, banded spine, title in gilt lettering. Red speckled edges, recent endpapers. A nice copy in fine condition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Carlo Ridolfi (1602-circa 1660) was an artist of Venice, known for his Visitation which he painted in the church of All Saints, Venice, as well as numerous other paintings in buildings around the city and portraits for the collections of the Venetian aristocracy. In addition, he was the author of a number of books, mainly biographies of artists, and remains most famous for his magnum opus, the work offered here. "A primary source of information on painters from Venice and the Veneto region. Especially valuable for material on the author's contemporaries of the 17th century," -Arntzen and Rainwater, page 90.

    Universal Catalog of Books on Art, II, page 1739. Arntzen and Rainwater page 90. Graesse VI, 120. Cicognara 2359. Haym 209,4. Gamba 2063.

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