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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

Zoan Andrea (Formerly attributed to)artist bio
Zoan [Giovanni] Andrea
fl c. 1475–?1519
Title / Description
Christ before Pilate
 
Date
c. 1500
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
292 x 320 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Iscribed above Pilate's head: 'PILATVS' and on the pedestal of the throne: 'NVLLAM CAUSAM/MORTIS INVENIO I/EO CORIPIAM ERGO/ILLUM ET DIMITTAM. L V.'
State
only state
 
Watermark
illegible, h: ?, w: ?
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XIII.296.2 (as Zoan Andrea) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Hind V.64.6 (as Zoan Andrea) 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. 90 (entry by
Jacquelin L. Seehen, as Giovanni Antonio da Brescia) 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, no. 2511.005 (as Giovanni Antonio
da Brescia) info
Mark J. Zucker, Early Italian Masters, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 25, Part 2 (Commentary), New York 1984
 
Comment
One of the engraver's early efforts, made during his activity in the circle of Mantegna in Mantua. The figure of Pilate and his attendant derive from a relief on the Arch of Constantine, see Amalia Mezzetti ed., Andrea Mantegna, exhibition catalogue, Venice 1961, no. 162.
 
Inventory Number
5082
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 15th century: Mounted I
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