image MS_131_0191
Image number: RS.16506
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Giovanni Battista Fornassari

Date

early 18th century

Sitter

Ippolito Fornasari (1628-1697, Italian), Scholar

Creator

Francesco Maria Francia (1657-1735, Italian), Painter

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p191

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (plate): 257mm
width (plate): 195mm

Subject

Description

Two profile portraits within a circular inscription, with putti above, and the allegorical figure of time with a scythe below.

Inscribed above 'NUMISMA GERMANUM INCLYTO SUI NOMINIS VIRO D:'. The circular inscription reads: 'IO: BAPT: FORNASARIUS IV: COLL: Bon: Nob: in Patr: Archig: I.C.ord: de sero &HIPPOL: ABBAS Primar, de mane Fratres Emeriti'. With a quotation from Cicero below. Inscribed lower right 'F.Francia sculp.', and in pencil lower left, '1696'.

Ippolito Fornassari (1628-1697), Italian clergyman and brother to G. B. Fornassari, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1696.

Transcription

'Jacobus Iovaninus del.'
Transcribed by the Making Visible project

Related Fellows

Ippolito Fornasari (1628-1697, Italian), Lawyer

Associated place