Engravings from Agostino Tensini’s “Le meraviglie della penna conchiudenti in diversi modi di scrivere delineati, et intagliati.” Published in 1641, it is an extremely rare first edition of a Baroque Italian calligraphy manual. All of these taken from the website of the antiquarian bookseller Martayan Lan some of whose wares I saw at an antiquarian book fair recently though, alas, not these.

Engraving from Le meraviglie della penna conchiudenti in diversi modi di scrivere delineati, et intagliati.. 1641.
Portrait of the author. Engraving from “Le meraviglie della penna conchiudenti in diversi modi di scrivere delineati, et intagliati.” 1641. Possibly published in Verona, Italy. Agostino Tensini, maker. Image © 2019 Martayan Lan, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.martayanlan.com/pages/books/3724/agostino-tensini/le-meraviglie-della-penna-conchiudenti-in-diversi-modi-di-scrivere-delineati-et-intagliati
Scrolling foliate design.
Scrolling foliate design. Engraving from “Le meraviglie della penna conchiudenti in diversi modi di scrivere delineati, et intagliati.” 1641. Possibly published in Verona, Italy. Agostino Tensini, maker. Image © 2019 Martayan Lan, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.martayanlan.com/pages/books/3724/agostino-tensini/le-meraviglie-della-penna-conchiudenti-in-diversi-modi-di-scrivere-delineati-et-intagliati
Angels. Engraving.
Angels. Engraving from “Le meraviglie della penna conchiudenti in diversi modi di scrivere delineati, et intagliati.” 1641. Possibly published in Verona, Italy. Agostino Tensini, maker. Image © 2019 Martayan Lan, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.martayanlan.com/pages/books/3724/agostino-tensini/le-meraviglie-della-penna-conchiudenti-in-diversi-modi-di-scrivere-delineati-et-intagliati
Engraving
Engraving from “Le meraviglie della penna conchiudenti in diversi modi di scrivere delineati, et intagliati.” 1641. Possibly published in Verona, Italy. Agostino Tensini, maker. Image © 2019 Martayan Lan, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.martayanlan.com/pages/books/3724/agostino-tensini/le-meraviglie-della-penna-conchiudenti-in-diversi-modi-di-scrivere-delineati-et-intagliati

Mannerist art from Siena, Italy. Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, artist (1486-1551). Painting during the Renaissance, and Sienese school.

"The Marriage of the Virgin." No exact date.
“The Marriage of the Virgin.” No exact date. Oil on panel with extensions. Painted by a follower of Domenico Beccafumi. Image © Bonhams 2001-2019. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24650/lot/68/
"The story of Papirius." ca. 1520-30.
“The story of Papirius.” ca. 1520-30. Mythological painting. Collection of the National Gallery, London. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Domenico_Beccafumi_-_The_story_of_Papirius.jpg
Appearance of Saint Michael to Pope Gregory the Great. ca. 1527.
Appearance of Saint Michael to Pope Gregory the Great. ca. 1527. Collection of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. In the public domain due to age. via https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/domenico-beccafumi-painter-of-steam-235028
"Homily of Saint Bernard in the Piazza in Siena." 1537.
“Homily of Saint Bernard in the Piazza in Siena.” 1537. Tempera on panel. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Domenico_Beccafumi_063.jpg

More from the wonderful “Album Amicorum of a German Soldier.” Four gentlemen and a lady. Dating from 1595 and made in Italy. Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

'Un conseiller de Angleterre." View 6.
‘Un conseiller de Angleterre.” View 6 from “Album Amicorum of a German Soldier.” 1595. Italian. Gouache on paper. Artist not known. Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2019. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/172051
Masked woman with flower. Image #7.
Masked woman with flower. Image #7. from “Album Amicorum of a German Soldier.” 1595. Italian. Gouache on paper. Artist not known. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2019. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/172051
"Le conseiller de Angleterre a son habit de lordre." Image #8.
“Le conseiller de Angleterre a son habit de lordre.” Image #8 2 from “Album Amicorum of a German Soldier.” 1595. Italian. Gouache on paper. Artist not known. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2019. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/172051
"L'archer de Angleterre." Image #10.
“L’archer de Angleterre.” Image #10, from “Album Amicorum of a German Soldier.” 1595. Italian. Gouache on paper. Artist not known. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2019. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/172051
"Roy de France." Image #11.
“Roy de France.” Image #11 from “Album Amicorum of a German Soldier.” 1595. Italian. Gouache on paper. Artist not known. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2019. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/172051

Selected drawings of women holding things while being very elegantly dressed. From the Italian “Album Amicorum of a German Soldier” which dates from 1595 and lives at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Artist not known.

Woman with hat and sword. Image #3.
Woman with hat and sword. Image #3 from “Album Amicorum of a German Soldier.” 1595. Italian. Gouache on paper. Artist not known. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2019. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/172051
Woman with nosegay. Image #2.
Woman with nosegay. Image #2 from “Album Amicorum of a German Soldier.” 1595. Italian. Gouache on paper. Artist not known. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2019. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/172051
Woman with dress with red sleeves. Image #4.
Woman with dress with red sleeves. Image #4 from “Album Amicorum of a German Soldier.” 1595. Italian. Gouache on paper. Artist not known. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2019. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/172051
Woman with mirror. Image #5.
Woman with mirror. Image #5 from “Album Amicorum of a German Soldier.” 1595. Italian. Gouache on paper. Artist not known. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2019. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/172051

Renaissance ladies with ruffs that look itchy. Italian.Alessandro Allori, artist. Living from 1535 to 1607, he was a portrait painter of the late Mannerist Florentine school. Pupil of Agnolo Bronzino.

Portrait of a Lady. ca. 1560.
Portrait of a Lady. ca. 1560. Oil on panel. Attributed to Alessandro Allori. Collection of the San Diego Museum of Art. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portrait_of_a_Lady_attributed_to_Alessandro_Allori,_San_Diego_Museum_of_Art.JPG
Portrait of Eleonora of Toledo (1522-1562), wife of Cosimo de Medici I, the first Duke of Florence. ca. 1570's.
Portrait of Eleonora of Toledo (1522-1562), wife of Cosimo de Medici I, the first Duke of Florence. ca. 1570’s. Collection of the Berlin Gemäldegalerie, Berlin. Image © 2019 Monuments Men Foundation. Fair use license. via https://www.monumentsmenfoundation.org/join-the-hunt/significant-restitutions/allori-eleonora-of-toledo
Portrait of a Lady in Black and White. ca. 1590-99.
Portrait of a Lady in Black and White. ca. 1590-99. Oil on poplar panel. Image © Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. Fair use license. via https://www.gardnermuseum.org/experience/collection/12910
Portrait of Lucrezia de’ Medici. 1560. Attributed to Allori.
Portrait of Lucrezia de’ Medici. 1560. Attributed to Allori. Image © 2017 North Carolina Museum of Art. Fair use license. via https://learn.ncartmuseum.org/artwork/lucrezia-de-medici-1545-1561/
Portrait of Maria de’ Medici. ca. 1555.
Portrait of Maria de’ Medici. ca. 1555. In the public domain due to age. via https://aleyma.tumblr.com/post/1061548268/alessandro-allori-maria-de-medici-c1555

More Renaissance jewelry from Duchess Anna of Bavaria’s 1552 Jewel Book. Would look exquisite with a dark green velvet frock. Artwork by Munich court painter Hans Müelich.

Image 65. Page 29r.
Image 65. Page 29r. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=119&seite=65
Image 107. Page 50r.
Image 107. Page 50r. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=119&seite=107
Image 68. Page 30v.
Image 68. Page 30v. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=119&seite=68
Image 72. Page 32v.
Image 72. Page 32v. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=119&se
Image 16. Page 4v.
Image 16. Page 4v. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=119&seite=16

Portraits of jewels from Duchess Anna of Bavaria’s 1552 Jewel Book. Almost as good as being able to wear them to your next ball. Munich court painter Hans Müelich.

Image 49, 21r.
Image 49, 21r. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=4&seite=49
Image 106, 49v.
Image 106, 49v. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=12&seite=106
Image 38, 15v.
Image 38, 15v. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&
Image 113, 53r.
Image 113, 53r. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&
Image 56, 24v.
Image 56, 24v. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&