Tag Archives: Italian

Vittoria della Rovere 1622-1694

Grand Duchess of Tuscany as the wife of Grand Duke Ferdinando II.
She gave her husband four children, two of which would survive infancy the future Cosimo III and Francesco Maria de’ Medici, Duke of Rovere and Montefeltro. She was the Duchess of Rovere and Montefeltro in her own right and these went to her youngest son when she died. She was later the guardian of her three grandchildren. Her marriage bought a lot of art treasures to the House of Medici which are today at the Palazzo Pitti Uffizi Gallery in Florence. She did not get on with her daughter in law Marguerite Louise d’Orléans.

Artist/Engraver Pieter de Jode
Size 29 x 18 cms
Price £28.00


Modesta di Pozzo di Forzi 1555-1592

Moderata Fonte, directly translating to Modest Well, is a pseudonym of Modesta di Pozzo di Forzi (or Zorzi), also known as Modesto Pozzo (or Modesta, feminization of Modesto),(1555–1592) a Venetian writer and poet.[5] Besides the posthumously-published dialogues, Giustizia delle donne and Il merito delle donne (gathered in The Worth of Women, 1600), for which she is best known, she wrote a romance and religious poetry. Details of her life are known from the biography by Giovanni Niccolò Doglioni (1548-1629), her uncle, included as a preface to the dialogue.

Size 32 x 21 cms
Price £35.00


Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany 1769-1824

Ferdinand was born in Florence, Tuscany, into the House of Habsburg-Lorraine. He was the second son of Leopold, then Grand-Duke of Tuscany, and his wife, Infanta Maria Luisa of Spain. Being the Grand Duchy a secundogeniture, when his father was elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand succeeded him as Grand Duke of Tuscany, officially taking the office on 22 July 1790.
Artist: Fietta
Size 11 x 16 cms
Price £28.00


Francesco Papafava dei Carraresi

The Papafava (sometimes also Pappafava, more precisely Papafava dei Carraresi) were an aristocratic family of Padua, a junior branch of the Carraresi.

Artist/Engraver: Sorgato 1848
Size28 x 18 cms
Price £28.00


Rinaldo d’Este 1618-1672

Cardinal Rinaldo d’Este was born in 1618, the son of Alfonso III d’Este, Duke of Modena and Isabella of Savoy. He was the brother of Francesco d’Este who succeeded his father as Duke of Modena.. He was elected Bishop of Reggio Emilia in December 1650 and participated in the Papal conclave of 1655 which elected Pope Alexander VII, the conclave of 1667, which elected Pope Clement IX and the conclave of 1669–1670, which elected Pope Clement X. On 24 August 1671 he opted for the order of bishops and was appointed Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina.
Subject nationality: Italian

Subject gender: Male


Size 22 x 16 cms

Price £25.00


Arcangelo Corelli 1653-1713

Italian composer and violinist of the Baroque era. His music was key in the development of the modern genres of sonata and concerto, in establishing the preeminence of the violin, and as the first coalescing of modern tonality and functional harmony

Artist: Hugh Howard

Size 14 x 9 cms

Price £10.00

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