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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

Giulio Romano (After)artist bio
Giulio Romano [Pippi]
b Rome, ?1499; d Mantua, 1 Nov 1546
Title / Description
The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine
 
Date
c. 1563-65
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
130 x 192 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower left with monogram: 'AS'
State
second state of two
 
Watermark
visible, height: 69 mm, width: 49 mm
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (not stamped)
 
References
Bartsch XV.419.7 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Le Blanc II.290.8 info
Charles Le Blanc, Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, 4 vols., Paris 1854-90

Bellini 1991, no. 14 (only state) info
Paolo Bellini, L'opera incisa di Adamo e Diana Scultori, Vicenza 1991

Rome 1993, no. 134 (second state of two) 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
According to Massari in Rome 1993, the position of the Saint and Child recalls a drawing by Giulio Romano probably for a lost painting, preserved in the Biblioteca Reale, Torino, inv. no. 15784, while the figure of the Virgin was inspired by a Roman sarcophagus in Museo Nazionale, Ancona (see Bober-Rubinstein no. 110). The composition also resembles an antique relief at Palazzo del Te, Mantua. The plate was in the possession of de' Rossi before it entered the collection of the Calcografia, Rome.
 
Inventory Number
5415
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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