Artist Jacopo Nizzola da Trezzo, Italian, 1515-1587
Title
  • Juan de Herrera, Architect of the Escorial
Date 1578
Medium Bronze cast
Dimensions Overall: 1/8 × 2 inches (0.3 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Director's Discretionary Fund
Accession Number 59.317
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Decorative Arts S350, Level 3 (see map)
Marks Painted, in exergue, on rear: 59.317.
Inscriptions Inscribed, on front: IOAN. HERRERA. PHIL. II.(R)EG. HISPP. ARCHITEC.
Inscribed, on front, around edge, in exergue: IAC. TR. 1578.
Inscribed, on rear, in exergue: DEO. ET. OPT. PRING.
(Alfred Spero, London, England);
1959-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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