PCT-58708

Ernestus Ferreus Arch - Oselli (1569)

  • Technic: Engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. Minor discolouration of the lowest text part and a small restored worm hole. A few light crinkles and creases. Horizontal crease in the middle. A few small spots. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1569
  • Overall size: 38.1 x 53.3 cm
  • Image size: 34.5 x 51.8 cm
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Description: Antique print, titled: 'Ernestus Ferreus Arch' - This rare plate shows Ernestus Ferreus of Austria, engraved by Gaspar de Avibus ( also Gaspar Oselli ) for 'Austriacae gentis imaginum pars prima' by Francesco Tertii' (Terzi). Ernest the Iron (German: Ernst der Eiserne; 1377 - 1424), a member of the House of Habsburg, ruled over the Inner Austrian duchies of Styria, Carinthia and Carniola from 1406 until his death. He was head of the Habsburg Leopoldian line from 1411. From: 'Austriacae gentis imaginum pars prima' by Francesco Tertii' publshed 1569.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Gaspare Oselli' after an anonymous artist. Gaspare Oselli, Gaspare ab Avibus, Gaspar Patavinus (1536 - 1577). Engraver; half-brother of Niccolo Nelli. Many of his works are unacknowledged copies of plates by other engravers. Made plates for Francesco Terzi's 'Austriacae Gentis Imagines', published over a number of years.