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Production People
Cristofano Robetta (Print made by)artist bio
Robetta [Cristofano di Michele Martini]
b Florence, bapt 17 Nov 1462; d ?Florence, after 1534

Filippino Lippi (After)artist bio
Lippi, Filippino
b Prato, c. 1457; d Florence, 18 April 1504
Title / Description
Adoration of the Magi
 
Date
c. 1500-10
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
296 x 278 mm (platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower right: 'ROBETTA'
State
only state
 
Watermark
not visible through mount
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XIII.396.6 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Hind I.200.10 (only state) 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. 118 (entry
by Jay A. Levenson, only state) 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

Bellini 1973, no. 11 (only state) info
Paolo Bellini, Catalogo completo dell'opera grafica del Robetta, Milan 1973

Zucker in TIB 1984, 2521.010 (only state) info
Mark J. Zucker, Early Italian Masters, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 25, Part 2 (Commentary), New York 1984

Matile 1998, no. 56 info
Michael Matile, Frühe Italienische Druckgrafik 1460-1530, Bestandskatalog der Graphische Sammlung der ETH, Zürich, Basel 1998

Gramaccini and Meier 2009, no. 9 info
Norberto Gramaccini and Hans Jacob Meier, Die Kunst der Interpretation: Italienische Reproduktionsgrafik 1485-1600, Berlin and Munich 2009
 
Comment
The composition reflects the influence of Filippino Lippi's altarpiece of 1496 and Leonardo's unfinished painting, both in the Uffizi. The original copper plate is preserved in the British Museum, with Cristofano Robetta's Allegory of Love (our inv. no. 5033) on its other side.
 
Inventory Number
5034
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 15th century: Mounted I
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