This beautifully illustrated book was the result of the combined abilities of the painter and engraver Pittoni and the prolific writer Lodovico Dolce. Pittoni's pictures, accompanied with Dolce's poems, form a compound which is half-way between the traditional bipartite structure of the impresa and the tripartite model of Alciato's emblems. Pittoni and Dolce published other impresa books; the Imprese of 1566 could be read as a complement to the Imprese of 1568, also part of this digitised corpus.
Main author: Pittoni, Giovanni Battista (1520-1583)
Other authors: Dolce, Lodovico (1508-1568)
Abbr. title: Imprese II
Pub. place: Venezia
Pub. Date: 1568
Location: Glasgow University Library, Stirling Maxwell Sp Coll S.M. 1765
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Current version: rev. 1
Full title and details
Di Battista Pittoni | Pittore Vicentino | Ano. .M.D.LXVII | IMPRESE DI DIVERSI PRE= | NCIPI, DUCHI, SIGNORI E | D'ALTRI PERSONAGGI | ET HVUOMINI LETTERATI | ET ILLVSTRI. | Con priuilegio di Venetia per | Anni XV. | Con alcune stanze del Dolce che | dichiarano i motti di esse imprese.
50 leaves; 4to
Essential bibliographical references on this edition
French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese books of devices and emblems, 1534-1827: a bibliography, by John Landwehr, Utrecht, Haentjens Dekker & Gumbert, 1976: 605.