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Eight Portraits of contemporary artists, by Ottavio Leoni, 1622-5

Ottavio Leoni was a portrait draughtsman and engraver, and here he recorded his features , as well as those of his fellow artists in the academy in Rome and his father, the medallist Ludovico Leoni. All eight impressions come from an album of artists' portraits assembled in the 1630s by the Roman collector Cassiano dal Pozzo, who knew and patronised several of the artists depicted.

Cat. 10