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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

Girolamo Muziano (After)artist bio
Muziano, Girolamo
b Brescia, 1532; d Rome, 27 April 1592
Title / Description
St Elizabeth of Hungary Visiting the Sick
 
Date
c. 1560
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
426 x 352 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower right: 'NICOLAVS BEATRICIVS/LOTHARINGVS INCIDIT/ET FORMIS SVIS EXC', inscribed lower left: 'HIERONVMO/MVCIANO/BRIXIANO/INVENT', and lettered on the wall at top: 'SANCTA ELISABETH REGIS/VNGARIE FILIA VAS VIRTV/TVM ET MIRACVLORVM MA/GNITVDINE CLARA QVAE/PARENTVM GENEROSITATE/ET DIVITIARVM IACTANTIA/CONTEMPTA PRO CORONA/CINERE ET PRO PECTORALI/FASCIA CILICIVM SVSCIPIENS/MVNDO SE FECIT IGNOBILEM/VT NOBILIS CVM CHRISTO/EFICERETVR IN COELIS'
State
fifth state of six
 
Watermark
visible, height: 46 mm, width: 44 mm
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (not stamped)
 
References
Bartsch XV.255.31 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Bianchi 1981, pp. 74-75 (fifth state of six) info
Silvia Bianchi, 'Contributi per l'opera incisa di Nicolas Beatrizet,' Rassegna di studi e di notizie IX (1981), pp. 47-145.

Bianchi 2003–4, no. 25 (fifth state of six) 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
Reproduces an episode from Girolamo Muziano's lost frescoes of 1559-60 in the Cathedral of Foligno, of which this print is the only testimony. Publishers' addresses (Lafreri, Pietro de' Nobili, P. Graziano) have been roughly erased from this state.
 
Inventory Number
52166
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Unmounted
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