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Production People
Giovanni Antonio da Brescia (Print made by)artist bio
Brescia, Giovanni Antonio da
b ?Brescia, c. 1460; d ?Rome, c. 1520
Title / Description
Holy Family with St Elizabeth and the Infant John the Baptist
 
Date
c. 1495-1505
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
284 x 258 mm (sheet, trimmed)
Inscriptions
no
State
first state of two
 
Watermark
no
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XIII.320.5 (first state of two) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Hind V.38.4 info
Arthur Mayger Hind, Early Italian Engraving: A Critical Catalogue with Complete Reproduction of All the Prints Described, vols. 1-4 (part 1, Florentine Engravings and Anonymous Prints of Other Schools), London 1938; vols. 5-7 (part 2, Known Masters Other Than Florentines, Monogrammists and Anonymous), London 1948

Levenson, Oberhuber, and Sheehan 1973, no. 89 (entry by
Jacquelyn L. Sheehan) info
Jay A. Levenson, Konrad Oberhuber, and Jacquelyn L. Sheehan, Early Italian Engravings from the National Gallery of Art, exhibition catalogue, Washington, National Gallery of Art 1973

Zucker in TIB 1984, 2511.008.S1 info
Mark J. Zucker, Early Italian Masters, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 25, Part 2 (Commentary), New York 1984

London and New York 1992, no. 52 (entry by Suzanne
Boorsch, first state of two) info
Andrea Mantegna, ed. Jane Martineau, exhibition catalogue, London, Royal Academy of Arts and New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1992
 
Comment
The composition is close to two paintings by Mantegna: the Holy Family with St Elizabeth and the Infant John the Baptist of c. 1485-8 in Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, and the Holy Family in Dresden, Gemäldegalerie, of c. 1495-1500; see London and New York 1992, cat. 51 and fig. 73. The design of the composition was perhaps for an altarpiece similar to the Virgin and Child with St John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene, in the National Gallery, London. Boorsch in London and New York 1992 showed that the attribution of this print to Giovanni Antonio da Brescia is strengthened by the fact that an impression in Cleveland bears an offset of Brescia's copy of the Corselet Bearers on its verso.
 
Inventory Number
5003
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 15th century: Mounted I
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