De Dei Locutione Marci Antonii Nattae Astensis Oratio.
Venice: Academia Veneta,
The Accademia Veneziana was also known as the Accademia della Fama, for the allegorical image of winged fame that appears on each titlepage. (The gilded statue of this motif crowns the Dogana on the Grand Canal.) Fame is shown in the act of flight, with one foot on the earth, trumpet in mouth, bathed in light and wielding a banner that reads “I fly to heaven to rest in God.” This short work discusses the occasions in the Bible in which God speaks in his own voice. Federico Badoer fell out of political favor for unknown reasons and was imprisoned in 1561. The short-lived Accademia Veneziana came to an end with his fall from grace.
From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.