Portrait of Giovanni Battista Fornassari (1647-1692) Francesco Maria Francia
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Portrait of Giovanni Battista Fornassari (1647-1692)
Two profile portraits within a circular inscription, with putti above and the allegorical figure of time, with a scythe, below. Inscribed above "NUMISMA GERMANUM INCLYTO SUI NOMINIS VIRO D:" The circular inscription reads: "IO: BAPT: FORNASARIUS IV: COLL: Bon: Nob: in Patr: Archig: I.C.ord: de sero &HIPPOL: ABBAS Primar, de mane Fratres Emeriti." With a quotation from Cicero below. Inscribed lower right "F.Francia sculp." In pencil lower left "1696" Ippolito Fornassari (1628-1697), Italian clergyman and brother to G B Fornassari, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1696. This print was presumably collected in error.
Original: engraving. Early 18th century
- Image reference: RS-9564
- The Royal Society
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