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Production People
Giovanni Britto (Print made by)artist bio
Britto, Giovanni [Breit, Johannes; Brit, Johannes]
fl Venice, 1530–50

Titian (After)artist bio
Titian [Vecellio, Tiziano]
b Pieve di Cadore, c. ?1485-90; d Venice, 27 Aug 1576
Title / Description
Adoration of the Shepherds
 
Date
c. 1540-50
 
Technique
woodcut
Material
paper
Dimensions
400 x 496 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower left with letter 'B'
State
third state of three
 
Watermark
no
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Passavant VI.224.9 info
Johann David Passavant, Le peintre-graveur, 6 vols., Leipzig 1860-64

Rosand and Muraro 1976b, no. 43 (third state of three) info
David Rosand and Michelangelo Muraro, Titian and the Venetian Woodcut, exhibition catalogue, Washington D.C., National Gallery of Art 1976

Matile 2003, no. 14 (as a possible copy after Giovanni
Britto) info
Michael Matile, Italienische Holzschnitte der Renaissance und des Barock, Bestandskatalog der Graphische Sammlung der ETH, Zürich, Basel 2003
 
Inventory Number
25122
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted II
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