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Matteo Gregorio Dé Rossi (1638-1702)

Santorini, 1651

Il Pontual disegno della VITORIA ottenuta il giorno del Redentor del Mondo il Mese di luglio 1651 Dalla Armata Veneta Coman.ta dal et Aluise Moce.go Capitan Ge... 1651 or later

Etching; printed on paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type B) | 21.1 x 29.7 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 723095

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Naval battle fought on 8-10 July off the island of Santorini between the Venetian fleet, commanded by the Captain-General Alvise II Leonardo Mocenigo (1616-1691), and the Ottoman fleet under Kapudan pasha Hosambegzade Ali Pasha resulting in a Venetian victory. Cretan War (Fifth Ottoman-Venetian War 1645-1669).

The etcher, Matteo Gregorio De Rossi, would have been twelve or thirteen years old at the time of this action.

  • Matteo Gregorio Dé Rossi (1638-1702) (etcher)

    Giovanni Battista Dé Rossi (c. 1601-1678) (publisher) [bottom left, below key:] Gio: Battista Rossi in Nauona [i.e. Piazza Navona, Rome] / Con Licenza de superiori / Matteus Gregorius Rubeus fecit

  • Watermark: Print: coat of arms? Backing paper: three circles, one above the other, crown above, top circle containing a cross, the other two circles are indistinct. Mount: none.

    Condition: some brown discolouration from paste

  • 21.1 x 29.7 cm (image and sheet)

    cropped (platemark)

    25.0 x 34.2 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    Il Pontual disegno della VITORIA ottenuta il giorno del Redentor del Mondo il Mese di luglio 1651 Dalla Armata Veneta Coman.ta dal et Aluise Moce.go Capitan Ge.le [top, above view, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, in cartouche, a key, A-I, K-N.]


    George III heading: Naval Engagement near the Island of Santorini July 1651.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, black pencil:] III/116.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement Disegno della Vittoria ottenuta il mese di Luglio 1651 dalla Armata Veneta commandata del Capitan Alvise Moceniga sopra i Turchi presso l’Isola Santorini: da M.G. Rubeis, apresso G.B. Rossi. [The same entry appears under the heading Santorini.]

  • From the collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo (1588-22 October 1657); inherited by his brother, Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo (1606-1689); sold by Carlo Antonio’s grandson to Clement XI, 1703; acquired by Cardinal Alessandro Albani by 1714, from whom purchased by George III in 1762

  • Subject(s)

    Santorini, island, South Aegean, Greece (36°23ʹ44ʺN 25°27ʹ33ʺE)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Mark McDonald, The Print Collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo. Part II, Architecture, Topography and Military Maps, 3 vols, London 2019, cat. no. 3213

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