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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
The Assumption of Mary Magdalen
 
Date
c. 1540-43
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
327 x 266 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower centre with monogram 'LD'
State
only state
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XVI.311.4 (as after an artist from Francesco
Primaticcio's school) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Herbet I.35.76 (as copy after Anonymous Artist) 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.73 (probably after Giulio Romano or
Francesco Primaticcio) info
Henri Zerner, Die Schule von Fontainebleau: Das graphische Werk, Vienna 1969

Rome 1993, no. 81 (only state) 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
There is another version in reverse by an Anonymous Artist, in reverse and in a round format, see Bartsch XVI.388.30. Bartsch thought Léon Davent's print was the original, while Herbet claimed Davent copied the Anonymous etching. Herbet demonstrated that the composition derives from the lunette fresco originally in the Massimi Chapel of SS. Trinita dei Monti, Rome, today in the National Gallery, London. The four evangelists in the vault, the lunettes and other ornaments in the chapel were created by Giulio Romano and assisted by Gianfrancesco Penni, while the rest of the decoration was completed by Perino del Vaga. The lunettes were made before Giulio's departure for Mantua in 1524, in c. 1520-21. Contrary to the arched top of the fresco, the print was executed after a rectangular model, most possibly by Giulio's himself. The composition reappears in Giulio's Assumption in the Verona Cathedral, realized in 1534, the drawing for which, preserved in Haarlem, Teylersmuseum, inv. no. AX77, shows analogies with The Assumption of Mary Magdalen.
 
Inventory Number
52276
 
Classification
Prints: French: 16th century: Unmounted
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