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Image number: RS.14128
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Oronzio de' Bernardi

Date

1794

Sitter

Oronzio de Bernardi (1735-1806, Italian), Priest

Creator

Nicola Fiorillo (1730-1805, Italian), Engraver

After

Francesco Antonio Lapegna (b.1769, Italian), Painter

Object type

Library reference

27806

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 289mm
width (print): 195mm

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Oronzio de’ Bernardi, half-turned to the right, as viewed. Wearing a short wig, the sitter’s coat is fastened with a single button. Presented in an oval frame.

Frontispiece to L'uomo galleggiante, o sia l'arte ragionata del nuoto; scoperta fisica [‘The floating man, or the reasoned art of swimming…], by Oronzio de’ Bernardi (Naples, 1794). The plate is inscribed below: ‘CANONICO ORONZIO DE’ BERNARDI. Franc. Lapegna dis. Nic. Fiorillo inc.’

Oronzio de’ Bernardi (1620-1707), Italian priest and author of a manual of swimming. Bernardi was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Associated place

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