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Bust portrait of Ottavio Farnese. 1567.

Niccolò Nelli

* c. 1530 in Venice † c. 1576 in Venice

Engraving. Size of plate: 16.9 x 12.9 cm. Size of sheet: 17.3 x 13.2 cm.

Literature:      Nagler XI.283.9.

                      Le Blanc III.96.8.

Lettered in the central shell 'OCTAVIVS FARNESIVS PARMAE ET PL DVX II'. Signed in plate 'NNF' (bottom left) and dated '1567' (bottom right). Beautiful and bright impression, especially of the cartouche decoration, printed on Venitian paper. Trimmed around the platemark.



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