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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

Raphael (Probably after)artist bio
Raphael [Santi, Raffaello; Sanzio, Raffaello]
b Urbino, 28 March or 6 April 1483; d Rome, 6 April 1520

Antonio Lafréry (Published by)artist bio
Lafréry, Antoine [Lafreri, Antonio]
b Orgelet, Jura, 1512; d Rome, 20 July 1577
Title / Description
The Ascension of Christ
 
Date
1541
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
282 x 317 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed and inscribed lower left: 'RA.VR./INVENT/NB.F', with publisher's addresses below: 'Ant. Lafrery' and lower right: 'TOMASIUS BARLACHIS/EXCVDEBAT 1541'
State
second state of two
 
WatermarkWatermark
visible, height: 48 mm, width: 48 mm
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XV.250.21 (second state of two) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Höper 2001, no. H 22.1 info
Corinna Höper, Raffael und die Folgen: Das Kunstwerk in Zeitaltern seiner graphischen Reproduzierbarkeit, exhibition catalogue, Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart 2001

Bianchi 2003–4, no. 13 (second state of two) 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 first state was published by Tommaso Barlacchi. Bartsch thought it was after one of the Vatican tapestries. The composition derives from a cartoon attributed to Raphael for the Arazzi della Scuola Nuova, with scenes from the life of Christ, designed for the rooms of the Concistorio.
 
Inventory Number
52163
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted II
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