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Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (1612-1646).
HOLOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by ODOARDO FARNESE, DUKE OF PARMA, addressed to FRANCESCO CAPIZUCCHI at Christmas-time. Together with 2 ENGRAVED PORTRAITS.
Piacenza: December 1644., 1644.. Very good. - Over 60 words penned in an unidentified hand on 10-7/8 inch high by 8-5/8 inch wide creamy white watermarked paper with an attached integral address leaf. He sends Christmas greetings ("Santo Natale") to Marquess Francesco Capizucchi (1605-1678), the brother of Cardinal Raimondo Capizucchi. The letter is boldly signed by Odoardo Farnese with his abbreviated smudged signature. The letter has dispatch slits meant to accommodate ribbons and is folded. The Duke's armorial paper seal is attached with red wax on the address leaf. The text printed along the edges of the seal reads: "ODOARD. FAR. PAR. ET. PLA. DVX. V." There is some minor soiling with tiny holes at the folds. Very good. Together with a copper plate engraved portrait titled "Odoarde Farnese par la grace de Dieu Duc de Parme, pleisance castr. Seigneur Sabion Roncil, etc." The 6-1/4 inch high by 4-5/8 inch wide copper plate portrait, as measured from the plate marks, is engraved on 9-1/4 inch high by 6-1/2 inch wide creamy white paper. Titled under the oval image, a "fleur-de-lys" decorated shield topped by a crown is depicted at top left and the number "119" is engraved within laurel branches at top right. Although the artist is unidentified, the engraving is attributed to French painter & engraver Balthasar Moncornet by Emile Socard in his "Catalogue de la Bibliotheque de la ville de Troyes". Near fine but with minor flaws.The French painter, engraver and "tapissier" Balthasar Moncornet (1600-1668) was known for his portraits of approximately 45 eminent figures of the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd. [United States]
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