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Production People
Nicolas Beatrizet (Print made by)artist bio
Beatrizet, Nicolas
b Thionville, 1507, or Lunaville, 1515; d Rome, c. 1565

Marco Dente (Copy after)artist bio
Dente [da Ravenna], Marco
b Ravenna; d Rome, 1527
Title / Description
Laocoon, from the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae
 
Date
before 1559
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
475 x 325 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Inscribed on the plinth: 'LAOCHOON', below: 'ROMAE IN PALATIO PONT. IN/LOCO QUI VULGO DICITUR/BELVEDERE' and numbered in pen and brown ink: '63'
State
first state of three
 
WatermarkWatermark
visible, height: 62 mm, width: 48 mm
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (not stamped)
 
References
Bartsch XV.265.91 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Hülsen 59a (only state) info
Christian Hülsen, 'Das Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae des Antonio Lafreri,' in Collectanea variae doctrinae Leoni S. Olschki, Monachii 1921, pp. 121-70

McGinniss 1976, no. 418 info
Lawrence R. McGinniss, Catalogue of the Earl of Crawford's Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae now in the Avery Architectural Library, New York 1976

Bianchi 2003–4, no. 98 (first state of three) info
Silvia Bianchi, 'Catalogo dell'opera incisa di Nicola Beatrizet,' Grafica d'arte 14 (2003) 54, pp. 3-12; 14 (2003) 55, pp. 3-12; 14 (2003) 56, pp. 3-12; 15 (2004), 57, pp. 3-13

Gramaccini and Meier 2009, no. 127 info
Norberto Gramaccini and Hans Jacob Meier, Die Kunst der Interpretation: Italienische Reproduktionsgrafik 1485-1600, Berlin and Munich 2009
 
Comment
Reproduces Marco Dente's engraving (Bartsch XIV.268.353), but eliminates the background and adds the right arm of the father. The print was part of Lafreri's 1573 edition of the Speculum.
 
Inventory Number
52152
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted II
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