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Production People
Anonymous Artist (Print made by)artist bio
Anonymous Artist
Title / Description
St John the Baptist
 
Date
c. 1500
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
71 x 34 mm (sheet, trimmed)
Inscriptions
Inscribed on the scroll, in reverse: 'ECE.AGNVS'
State
only state
 
Watermark
not visible through mount
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (not stamped)
 
References
Bartsch XIII.53.8 (as Anonymous Niellist) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Passavant I.278.170 and V.219.74 (as Anonymous Niellist
in the manner of Peregrino da Cesena) info
Johann David Passavant, Le peintre-graveur, 6 vols., Leipzig 1860-64

Duchesne 1826, p. 197 (as Peregrino da Cesena) info
Jean Duchesne, Essai sur les nielles: Gravures des orfevres florentins du XVe siecle, Paris 1826

Durazzo 1872, no. 2842 info
Katalog der Kupferstich Sammlung des Marchese Jacopo Durazzo in Genua, H. G. Gutekunst's Kunst Auktion, Stuttgart 1872

Dutuit 1881-88, no. 217 info
Eugene Dutuit, Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, 6 vols., Paris 1881-88

Hind 1936, no. 179 info
Arthur Meyger Hind, Nielli: Chiefly Italian of the XV Century: Plates, Sulphur Casts and Prints Preserved in the British Museum, London 1936

Zucker in TIB 1993, 2401.008 (as Anonymous Artist, only
state) info
Mark J. Zucker, Early Italian Masters, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 24, Part 1 (Commentary), New York 1993
 
Comment
Probably made by a Bolognese Artist, close to Peregrino da Cesena. For the technique, see Patrizia Foglia, 'Le tecniche della stampa. Alle origini dell'incisione a bulino: il niello', in Grafica d'Arte, Suppl. 57 (2004), pp. 8-10.
 
Inventory Number
5083
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 15th century: Mounted I
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