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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

Michelangelo (After)artist bio
Michelangelo (Buonarroti) [Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni]
b Caprese, ?6 March 1475; d Rome, 18 Feb 1564

Antonio Lafréry (Published by)artist bio
Lafréry, Antoine [Lafreri, Antonio]
b Orgelet, Jura, 1512; d Rome, 20 July 1577
Title / Description
The Virgin at the Foot of the Cross [Pieta]
 
Date
1547
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
371 x 260 mm (sheet, trimmed)
Inscriptions
Signed with monogram 'NB' lower centre, inscribed and dated above: 'M ANGELVS INVE/ROMAE 1547', at top: 'NO VI SI PENSA QVANTO SANGVE COSTA' and with publisher's address: 'ANT/LAFRERI/SEQVANI/FORMIS'
State
second state of three
 
Watermark
visible, height: 49 mm, width: 47 mm
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XV.251.25 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Bianchi 2003–4, no. 17 (second 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
Reproduces Michelangelo's drawing for Vittoria Colonna (Boston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, inv. no. 1.2.o/16). Bianchi supposes that Nicolas Beatrizet copied Giulio Bonasone's engraving (Bartsch XV.127.64).
 
Inventory Number
52167
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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