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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

Francesco Salviati (After)artist bio
Salviati, Francesco (Cecchino) [Rossi, Francesco de]
b Florence, 1510; d Rome, 11 Nov 1563

Michele Tramezzino (Published by)artist bio
Tramezzino, Michele
fl 1526-61
Title / Description
The Sacrifice of Iphigenia
 
Date
1553
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
325 x 443 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower left: 'N. BEATRIZET/LOTARINGVS F', inscribed on the altar: 'IPHIGENIA', on a tablet at centre: 'ROMAE/MICHAELIS TRAMEZINI FORMIS/CVM PRIVILEGIO SVMMI PONT/MDLIII'
State
first state of three
 
Watermark
visible, height: 78 mm, width: 51 mm
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XV.261.43 (first state of two) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Bianchi 2003–4, no. 39 (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
 
Comment
The invention is attributed to Francesco Salviati, but no surviving work by him is related to this composition. Bartsch suggested Baccio Bandinelli or Michelangelo as designers, and mentioned that others attributed the invention to Francesco Salviati or Perino del Vaga.
 
Inventory Number
52158
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Unmounted
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