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Production People
Adamo Scultori (Print made by)artist bio
Scultori [Mantovano], Adamo
b Mantua, c. 1530; d 21 or 22 May, 1585
Title / Description
A Putto with a Shield, Sword, Helmet and Quiver
 
Date
1547-62
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
145 x 114 mm (sheet, trimmed)
Inscriptions
Signed lower right with monogram 'AS'
State
first state of two
 
WatermarkWatermark
partial
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (not stamped)
 
References
Bartsch XV.422.17 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Bellini 1991, no. 8 (first state of two) info
Paolo Bellini, L'opera incisa di Adamo e Diana Scultori, Vicenza 1991
 
Comment
The first idea for this composition was suggested by a painted putto on Camino della Scalcheria, Palazzo Ducale, Mantua, which was combined with other influences. Bartsch commented that the print's poor quality suggests it was made by the young Adamo Scultori.
 
Inventory Number
5407
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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