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Production People
Giulio Bonasone (Print made by)artist bio
Bonasone, Giulio (di Antonio)
b Bologna, c. 1510; d Bologna, after 1576

Enea Vico (Copy after)artist bio
Vico, Enea
b Parma, 29 Jan 1523; d Ferrara, 18 Aug 1567
Title / Description
Portrait of Michelangelo Buonarroti
 
Date
1546
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
235 x 179 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower right: 'IVLIO B F', lettered and dated in the cartouche: 'MICHAEL ANGELVS BONAROTVS PATRITIVS/FLORENTINVS AN AGENS LXXII/QVANTVM IN NATVRA ALS NATVRAQVE POSSIT IN ARTE/HIC QVI NATVRAE PAR FVIT ARTE DOCET/MDXLVI'
State
second state of three
 
Watermark
no
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (without stamp)
 
References
Bartsch XV.170.345 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Massari 1983, no. 85a (second state of three) info
Stefania Massari, Giulio Bonasone, exhibition catalogue, 2 vols., Rome, Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica 1983
 
Comment
There is another version of this print with the same inscription and date, considered also to be by Giulio Bonasone (Bartsch XV.171.346). This print was reproduced in the first edition of Condivi's Life of Michelangelo in 1553.
 
Inventory Number
45979
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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