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Production People
Bartolomeo Coriolano (Print made by)artist bio
Coriolano, Bartolomeo
b Bologna, c. 1599; d Rome, c. 1676

Guido Reni (After)artist bio
Reni, Guido
b Bologna, 4 Nov 1575; d Bologna, 18 Aug 1642
Title / Description
Fall of the Giants (four sheets glued together)
 
Date
c. 1647
 
Technique
chiaroscuro woodcut from key block and two tone blocks in ocher and brown
Material
paper
Dimensions
867 x 618 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Inscribed and signed upper right: 'VICTORIAM / IOVIS / ARCES GIGANTVM / Surperimpositis montibus / Fabricatas / Fulmine deijcientis / GVIDO RHENVS / Iterum auxit. / Barthol Coriolanus / Eq. / Incidit, & iterum / Euulgauit / 1647' and inscribed upper left: 'TERRA PARENS / Quondam Celestibus / Inuida Regnis' and inscribed, signed and dated lower left: 'G. R. In. / Barthol. Coriolanus Eques / Sculp. & Form. Bonon. / 1641'
State
version B, first state of three, variant c, or later
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XII.114.12 (second state of two) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Matile 2003, no. 85 (second state of two) info
Michael Matile, Italienische Holzschnitte der Renaissance und des Barock, Bestandskatalog der Graphische Sammlung der ETH, Zürich, Basel 2003

Takahakate 2010a, no. 19 (version B, first state of
three, variant c, or later) info
Naoko Takahakate, 'Coriolano', Print Quarterly 27 (2010), pp. 103-30
 
Comment
For the print, see inv. no. 8513.
 
Inventory Number
25408
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Mounted III
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