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Production People
Simone Cantarini (Print made by)artist bio
Cantarini, Simone [il Pesarese]
b Pesaro, bapt 21 Aug 1612; d Verona, 15 Oct 1648
Title / Description
Mercury and Argus
 
Date
c. 1642-47
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
258 x 304 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
no
State
first state of two
 
Provenance
Artaria & Co. (purchased from)
 
References
Bartsch XIX.142.31 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Bellini 1980, no. 37 (first state of two) info
Paolo Bellini (ed.), L' opera incisa di Simone Cantarini, exhibition catalogue, Castello Sforzesco, Milan 1980

Massari 1997, no. III.26 (first state of two) info
Anna Maria Ambrosini Massari, 'Incisioni,' in Simone Cantarini detto il Pesarese, ed. Andrea Emiliani, exhibition catalogue, Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, Bologna 1997, pp. 303-57.
 
Comment
A drawing in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh (inv. no. D 1599), considered by Bellini as a preparatory drawing, is actually a copy after the etching. The plate is preserved in the Calcografia Nazionale, Rome (inv. no. 312).
 
Inventory Number
1916-254
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Unmounted
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