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Neptune: P.1624-1991

Object information

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Printmaker: Cesi, Francesco
Printmaker: Alberti, Cherubino (Plagiarised after)
Designer: Polidoro da Caravaggio (Polidoro Caldara) (After)



Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Circa 1575 - 1650



School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 205 mm Width 115 mm
Sheet Height 207 mm Width 118 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Incorrectly titled - the print depicts Neptune

  • Text: PLVTO
  • Location: Plate upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Location: Image lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Signature added by Francesco Cesi, claiming authorship of the print

  • Text: Frnc Cesio. f.
  • Location: Image lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1624-1991
Primary reference Number: 83015
Bartsch: 94 II/II
Illustrated Bartsch: 94 II/II
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Neptune" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-07-20 23:34:41

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{{cite web|url= |title=Neptune |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-07-20 23:34:41|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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