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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

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
Pieta
 
Date
c. 1566
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
360 x 280 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower center with monogram 'AS', inscribed on the belt of the Virgin: 'MICHAEL ANGELVS BONAR', in the lower margin. 'MICH.ANG.BONAROTVS signa haec, quae in uaticano uisuntur, ita exacte perfecit; ut potius Parentam uirginem/extremo spiritu exanguem et con fectam et nati corpus miserabile emortuum doleas; quam demarmore positum putes', dated: 'Formis Romae M.D.L.XVI' and inscribed with publisher's address: 'Romae Ant.o Lafrery.'
State
third state of four
 
WatermarkWatermark
visible, height: 51 mm, width: 51 mm
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XV.418.3 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Bellini 1991, no. 100 (third state of four) info
Paolo Bellini, L'opera incisa di Adamo e Diana Scultori, Vicenza 1991
 
Comment
After Michelangelo's statue in San Pietro, Rome.
 
Inventory Number
5418
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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