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Production People
Giulio Carpioni (Print made by)artist bio
Carpioni, Giulio
b Venice, 1613; d Venice, 29 Jan 1678
Title / Description
Fire (Venus at Vulcan's Forge), from the Elements
 
Date
c. 1540-55
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
107 x 157 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed at right: 'Giulio/Carpioni/Ven.'
State
first state of two
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XX.188.18 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Calabi 1921, no. 14 info
Augusto Calabi, 'The Etchings of Giulio Carpione,' Print Collectors' Quarterly 11 (1921), pp. 133-61

Pilo 1961, no. 20 info
Giuseppe Maria Pilo, Carpioni, Venice 1961

Bellini and Wallace in TIB 1990, 4504.018.S1 (first
state of two) info
Paolo Bellini and Richard W. Wallace, Italian Masters of the Seventeenth Centuries, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 45, Part 2 (Commentary), New York 1990

Mazzoli 2008, no. 18 info
Alessandro Mazzoli, Giulio Carpioni incisore tra classicismo e barocco, Milan 2008
 
Comment
The etching, together with inv. no. 15681, 15682, 15683, belongs to a series of four allegorical prints which represent the four elements.
 
Inventory Number
15684
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Mounted I
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