Collection of Prints and Drawings
Zoltán Kárpáti and Eszter Seres, Italian and French Prints before 1620
©Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
 
Production People
Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau (Print made by)artist bio
Du Cerceau, Jacques Androuet
b ?Paris, c. 1515; d ?Annecy, 1585
Title / Description
Battle of Sea Monsters, from the series Fonds et couvercles des coupes
 
Date
before 1546
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
178 x 178 mm (sheet, trimmed (circle))
Inscriptions
no
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Heinrich von Geymüller, Les Du Cerceau : leur vie et
leur oeuvre d'après de nouvelles recherches ;
ouvrage accompagné de 137 gravures dans le texte et de
4 planches hors texte pour la majeure partie inédites,
Paris 1887, p. 321
André Linzeler, Inventaire du fonds français:
Bibliothèque Nationale, Département des Estampes,
vol. 2, Paris 1932, p. 64
Jacques Androuet du Cerceau, un des plus grands
architectes qui se soient jamais trouvés en France,
exhibition catalogue, ed. Jean Guillaume, with the
cobtribution of Peter Fuhring, Musée des Monuments
francais, Paris 2010, pp. 36-46, and 307
 
Comment
The series includes ten round prints, six of which showing continuous figural compositions, and four representing festoons animated by figures, masques, and ornaments. The models were used to decorate the foot or cover of metal or ceramic tazze or cups. The first piece made after a design of the series was Pierre Reymond's cup, dated 1546 (Saint Louis, City Art Museum, inv. no. 217.28), which proves the etchings or at least their designs precede this date. Several scenes or figural groups derive from compositions by Rosso Fiorentino in the Gallery of Francis I at Fontainebleau. Peter Fuhring in Paris 2010, p. 307 draws attention to the brilliant adaptation to a circular format. (In the Albertina, six prints of the series are kept with the Anonymous Fontainebleau prints and are noted in the album: 'probably by George Boba'.)
 
Inventory Number
45754
 
Classification
Prints: French: 16th century: Unmounted
Citation Line
Du Cerceau, Jacques Androuet (Print made by), Inv. No. 45754, in Zoltán Kárpáti and Eszter Seres, Italian and French Prints before 1620: An On-Line Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2012 » http://www.printsanddrawings.hu/ (accessed 28th of September, 2021) «