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Production People
Léon Davent (Print made by)artist bio
Davent, Léon [L.D.]
fl 1540-56

Giulio Romano (After)artist bio
Giulio Romano [Pippi]
b Rome, ?1499; d Mantua, 1 Nov 1546
Title / Description
Menelaus Holding the Body of Patroclus
 
Date
c. 1540-45
 
Technique
etching, engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
357 x 590 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed with monogram 'LD' lower centre
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (not stamped)
 
References
Bartsch XVI.315.15 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Herbet I.35.81 info
Felix Herbet, Les graveurs de l'École de Fontainebleau, unchanged reprint of the articles published in the Annales de la Société Historique & Archéologique du Gatinas 1896-1902, Amsterdam 1969

Zerner 1969, LD.47 info
Henri Zerner, Die Schule von Fontainebleau: Das graphische Werk, Vienna 1969

Rome 1993, under no. 144 info
Giulio Romano pinxit et delineavit: Opere grafiche autografe di collaborazione e bottega, Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, ed. Stefania Massari, exhibition catalogue, Rome, Palazzo della Farnesina 1993
 
Comment
For the composition and its sources, see Diana Scultori's print in reverse, our inv. no. 5503. The print is pendant to Hector Fighting the Greeks, attributed to the Master IQV, Bartsch XVI.395.50, our inv. no. 52027.
 
Inventory Number
52259
 
Classification
Prints: French: 16th century: Unmounted
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