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A Series of Plates, engraved after the Paintings and Sculptures of the Most Eminent Masters of The Early Florentine School; intended to Illustrate the History of the Restoration of the Arts of Design in Italy; and dedicated to John Flaxman, Esq. R.A. Professor of Sculpture to the Royal Academy, (in token of High Respect for his Genius,).
by William Young Ottley, F.A.S.
Author of "An Inquiry into the Origin and Early History of Engraving," "The Italian School of Design," &c.

London: Published by the editor...1826

Original etchings and engravings, over 180 years old, from the rare "proof impressions" edition.

Sheet size: approximately 14 1/2 x 22 inches (approx. 37 x 56 cm).
Image size varies; noted below thumbnail. Note that some plates were printed with black ink, some with a sepia-colored ink, and some printed with black ink and a hand-applied tinted 'wash' with a brownish or reddish appearance.

Please click on a thumbnail for a view of the entire plate.

Frontispiece? to Florentine School

FRONTISPIECE (?)

Image(s) size: approx. 7 x 12.5 inches (each)

INSCRIBED:
GROUPS PAINTED BY MICHELANGIOLO BUONAROTI, 1508-1511, IN THE SISTINE CHAPEL AT ROME, UNDER THE FIGURE OF THE PROPHET JONAS, AND WHICH HE AFTERWARDS OBLITERATED, IN ORDER TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE UPPER PART OF THE CELEBRATED LAST JUDGMENT; UNMINDFUL, PERHAPS, THAT IN SO DOING, HE RENDERED IMPERFECT HIS GENEALOGICAL SERIES, SHEWING THE DESCENT OF CHRIST FROM ABRAHAM.

DRAWN BY WILLIAM YOUNG OTTLEY, AND ENGRAVED UNDER HIS DIRECTION, UPON THE AUTHORITY OF A DRAWING OF THE EARLY PART OF THE 16TH CENTURY, IN THE POSSESSION OF SAMUEL ROGERS, ESQ.

TO WHOM THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

$125
PLATE I

PLATE I

Image(s) size: approx. 8.5 X 8.5 inches (each)

INSCRIBED:
Paintings in distemper. 17 Inches high, by an UNKNOWN ARTIST of the GREEK SCHOOL about 1230, existing in the Convent of S. Francesco at Perugia.

PROOF

William Young Ottley drawn from original 1793
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

$150
PLATE II: CRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST

PLATE II

Image size: approx. 18.5 X 12 inches

INSCRIBED:
GIUNTA PISANO. Florished [sic] 1210–1253.
Painting in fresco, representing the CRUCIFIXION, executed A.D. 1236, in the Upper Church of S. Francesco at Assisi.

PROOF

William Young Ottley drawn from original 1792
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

$150
PLATE III: SIMON MAGUS AND DEMONS

PLATE III

Image size to plate mark: approx. 12.25 X 9 inches

INSCRIBED:
GIUNTA PISANO
SIMON MAGUS, supported in the Air by Demons, Part of a Painting in fresco, executed circa 1253, in the Upper Church of S. Francesco at Assisi.

PROOF

William Young Ottley drawn from original
Etched by William Young Ottley

$75
PLATE II: CRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST

PLATE IV

Image size to plate mark: approx. 12.25 X 9 inches

INSCRIBED:
GREEK ARTISTS, THE MASTERS OF CIMABUE, 1250.
THE MARIES AND OTHER DISCIPLES MOURNING OVER THE DEAD BODY OF CHRIST.—Painting in fresco, in the Lower Church of S. Francesco at Assisi.

PROOF

William Young Ottley drawn from original 1793
Etched by William Young Ottley

$125
PLATE II: CRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST

[PLATE VII]

Image size to plate mark: approx. 12.25 X 9 inches
Image size: approx. 9.875 x 5.5 inches

INSCRIBED:
NICCOLA PISANO.
'PIOUS WOMEN IN PARADISE.'—Baso-relievo in marble, on the facade of the DUOMO at Orvieto

PROOF

Carlo Cencione drawn from original 1793
Etched by J.S., directed by William Young Ottley

$125
PLATE II: CRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST

PLATE VIII

Image size to plate mark: approx. 11 X 13 inches
Image size: approx. 10.5 x 12.25 inches

INSCRIBED:
GIOVANNI CIMABUE, NAT. 12__OB. 1300
Painting in fresco, representing THE NATIVITY, in the Upper Church of S. Francesco at Assisi.

PROOF

William Young Ottley drawn from original 1792
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

$100
PLATE II: CRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST

PLATE IX

Image size to plate mark: approx. 14.5 X 12.25 inches
Image size: approx. 14 x 11.5 inches

INSCRIBED:
GIOVANNI CIMABUE
The dead body of Christ, mourned over, after his Crucifixion, by the Maries and other disciples.—Painting in fresco of  the Upper Church of S. Francesco at Assisi.

PROOF

William Young Ottley drawn from original 1792
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

$100
PLATE X: THREE ANGELS

PLATE X

Image size to plate mark: approx. 15.25 X 9.75 inches
Image size: approx. 15 x 8.875 inches

INSCRIBED:
GIOVANNI CIMABUE
[THREE ANGELS] —Painting in fresco, the figures Colossal, in the Upper Church of S. Francesco at Assisi.

PROOF

William Young Ottley drawn from original 1792
Etched by William Young Ottley

$175
PLATE XI: ANDREA PISANO

PLATE XI

Image size to plate mark: approx. 17.25 X 10.75 inches
Image size: approx. 17 x 9 inches

INSCRIBED:
ANDREA PISANO, Nat. 1270, Ob. 1345
Bassi-relievi in bronze, respresenting the Burial of St. John the Baptist, upon one of the Gates (finished 1330.) of the Baptistry at Florence.

PROOF

David Humbert drawn from original 1798
Etched by David Humbert

$150
PLATE XII: GIOTTO DE BONDONE (NOBLEMAN OF DISSOLUTE HABITS)

PLATE XII

Image size to plate mark: approx. 13 X 13 inches
Image size: approx. 12.25 x 12.5 inches

INSCRIBED:
GIOTTO DI BONDONE, Nat. 1276, Ob. 1336
A Nobleman of dissolute habits, having invited St. Francis and his companion one day to his table, was induced to make a full confession of his sins; when, after receiving absolution from the Saint, he instantly fell down and expired.
Painting in fresco in the Upper church of S. Francesco at Assisi.

PROOF

William Young Ottley drawn from original 1792
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

$150
PLATE XIII: GIOTTO DE BONDONE (ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA)

PLATE XIII

Image size to plate mark: approx. 12.75X 13.5 inches
Image size: approx. 12.25 x 12.5 inches

INSCRIBED:
GIOTTO DI BONDONE
St. Anthony of Padua preaching to the Friars of St. Francis during the absence of their master, the latter miraculously appears to them with his arms extended in the form of a Cross..
Painting in Fresco in the Upper church of S. Francesco at Assisi.

PROOF

William Young Ottley drawn from original 1792
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

$150
PLATE XIII: GIOTTO DE BONDONE (ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA)

PLATE XIV

Image size to plate mark: approx. 12.25X 14.5 inches
Image size: approx. 12 x 12.5 inches

INSCRIBED:
GIOTTO DI BONDONE
The Body of St. Francis being carried in the way to its place of burial, to the Convent of St. Clair, she and her Nuns kiss and embrace it.
Painting in fresco in the Upper church of S. Francesco at Assisi.

PROOF

Carlo Cencione drawn from original 1793
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

$150
FRANCIS APPEARING...)

PLATE XV

Image size to plate mark: approx. 12.75X 13.75 inches
Image size: approx. 12 x 12.5 inches

INSCRIBED:
GIOTTO DI BONDONE
St. Francis appearing in a dream to a Pontiff, who doubted of his having really received the Stigmates; upon which occasion the Saint filled a phial with blood from his side, which the Pope found in the morning.
Painting in fresco in the Upper church of S. Francesco at Assisi.

PROOF

Carlo Cencione drawn from original 1793
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

$150
PLATE XVI: VISON OF ST FRANCIS

PLATE XVI

Image size to plate mark: approx. 13.75X 13 inches
Image size: approx. 13.25 x 12.5 inches

INSCRIBED:
GIOTTO DI BONDONE
'A Gentleman who had received a moral wound is miraculously healed in a Vision by St. Francis.'
Painting in fresco in the Upper church of S. Francesco at Assisi.

PROOF

William Young Ottley drawn from original 1793
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

$150
PLATE XVII: WOMAN WHO HAD DIED WITHOUT CONFESSION

PLATE XVII

Image size to plate mark: approx. 13 X 14.25 inches
Image size: approx. 12.75 x 12.5 inches

INSCRIBED:
GIOTTO DI BONDONE
A Woman who had died without Confession, is miraculously restored to life at the intercession of St. Francis, and thus enabled to fulfil that sacred obligation.
Painting in fresco in the Upper church of S. Francesco at Assisi.

PROOF

Carlo Cencione drawn from original 1793
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

$150
PLATE XVIII: ST. FRANCIS MARRIED TO POVERTY

PLATE XVIII

Image size to plate mark: approx. 18.50 X 13.25 inches
Image size: approx. 18.5 x 12.75 inches

INSCRIBED:
ST. FRANCIS IS MARRIED TO POVERTY, Painting in fresco on a gold ground by GIOTTO DI BONDONE, upon the vault of the lower Church of S. Francesco at Assisi.

PROOF

William Young Ottley drawn from original 1793
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

$125
PLATE XIX: ST. FRANCIS IN GLORY

PLATE XIX

Image size to plate mark: approx. 18.50 X 13.25 inches
Image size: approx. 18.5 x 12.75 inches

INSCRIBED:
ST. FRANCIS IN GLORY, Painting in fresco on a gold ground by GIOTTO DI BONDONE, upon the vault of the lower Church of S. Francesco at Assisi.

PROOF

William Young Ottley drawn from original 1793
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

$125
PLATE XIX: ST. FRANCIS IN GLORY

PLATE XX

Image size to plate mark: approx. 17 X 11.25 inches
Image size: approx. 16.75 x 9.5 inches

INSCRIBED:
GIOTTO DI BONDONE
THE TRANSFIGURATION, AND THE LAST SUPPER, Small paintings in Distemper, in the Sacristry of the Church of S. Croce at Florence.

PROOF

William Young Ottley drawn from original 1798
Etched by David Humbert from the original 1798

$150
PLATE XIX: ST. FRANCIS IN GLORY

PLATE XXI

Image size to plate mark: approx. 12.5 X 14.5 inches
Image size: approx. 11 x 12.25 inches

INSCRIBED:
GIOTTO DI BONDONE
SATAN APPLYING TO THE ALMIGHTY FOR PERMISSION TO TEMPT JOB, Part of a painting in fresco, in the CAMPO SANTO at Pisa.

PROOF

David Hubert drawn from original 1798
Etched by J.S., directed by W.Y. Ottley

$150
PLATE XXII: THE CRUCIFIXION (PIETRO CAVALLINI)

PLATE XXII

Image size to plate mark: approx. 19.25 X 12.5 inches
Image size: approx. 18.75 x 11.5 inches

INSCRIBED:
PIETRO CAVALLINI, Nat. 1259, Ob. 1344
THE CRUCIFIXION, Part of a painting in fresco, in the Lower Church of S. Francesco at Assisi.

PROOF

W.Y. Ottley drawn from original 1798
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

PLATE XXIII: CHRIST TAKEN DOWN FROM THE CROSS (CAPANNA)

PLATE XXIII

Image size to plate mark: approx. 12.5 X 9.125 inches
Image size: approx. 12.25 x 9 inches

INSCRIBED:
PUCCIO CAPANNA c. 1330
CHRIST TAKEN DOWN FROM THE CROSS.—Painting in fresco, in the Lower Church of S. Francesco at Assisi.

PROOF

W.Y. Ottley drawn from original 1792
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

$175
PLATE XXIV: BURIAL OF CHRIST (CAPANNA)

PLATE XXIV

Image size to plate mark: approx. 12.5 X 9 inches
Image size: approx. 12 x 8.75 inches

INSCRIBED:
PUCCIO CAPANNA
THE BURIAL OF CHRIST.—Painting in fresco, in the Lower Church of S. Francesco at Assisi.

PROOF

W.Y. Ottley drawn from original 1793
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

$175
PLATE XXV: GIRL WHO HAD LONG... (GIOTTINO)

PLATE XXV

Image size to plate mark: approx. 10.675 x 5.875 inches
Image size: approx. 10.5 x 5.5 inches

INSCRIBED:
TOMASSO DE STEFANO called GIOTTINO,
Nat. 1324, Ob. 1356
A Girl who had long been a captive in a distant Country is miraculously restored to her famiy by St. Nicholas..—Fresco in the Lower Church of S. Francesco at Assisi.

PROOF

W.Y. Ottley drawn from original 1793
Etched by W.Y. Ottley

$125
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