Collection of Prints and Drawings

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Production People
Giulio Carpioni (Print made by)artist bio
Carpioni, Giulio
b Venice, 1613; d Venice, 29 Jan 1678
Title / Description
Fire (Venus at Vulcan's Forge), from the Elements
 
Date
c. 1540-55
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
105 x 157 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed at right: 'Giulio/Carpioni/Ven.'
State
first state of two
 
Provenance
Stephan Delhaes (without stamp)
 
References
Bartsch XX.188.18 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Bellini and Wallace in TIB 1990, 4504.018.S1 (first
state of two) info
Paolo Bellini and Richard W. Wallace, Italian Masters of the Seventeenth Centuries, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 45, Part 2 (Commentary), New York 1990
 
Comment
The etching belongs to a series of four allegorical prints which represent the four elements. For a comlete reference, see inv. no. 15684.
 
Inventory Number
46444
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Mounted I
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