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pope alexander VII portrait engraving

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Fabius Chisius (Fabio Chigi), Pope Alexander VII

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Original antique print


Pope Alexander VII (1599 –1667), born Fabio Chigi, was Pope from 7 April 1655, until his death. Alexander took a keen personal interest in his urban and architectural projects and made notes of these in his diaries. His projects in Rome included: the church and piazza at Santa Maria della Pace; the Via del Corso, Piazza Colonna and associated buildings; reworking of the Porta del Popolo, the Piazza del Popolo and Santa Maria del Popolo; Piazza San Pietro, the Scala Regia and interior embellishments in the Vatican Palace and St Peters; Sant'Andrea al Quirinale; part of the Palazzo del Quirinale; the obelisk and elephant in Piazza della Minerva. Anselmus van Hulle was a Flemish portrait painter and Paulus Pontius, an eminent Flemish engraver. CONDITION : Faint foxing at the edges of the platemark.

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artist Paul Pontius (1603-1658) after Anselmus van Hulle (1596-1674)
method Line engraving
date C1650
size mm by mm (platemark) 560mm by 440mm (frame)
SKU PT9390