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Production People
Cherubino Alberti (Print made by)artist bio
Alberti, Cherubino
b Borgo San Sepolcro, 24 Feb 1553; d Rome, 18 Oct 1615

Polidoro da Caravaggio (After)artist bio
Polidoro da Caravaggio [Caldara, Polidoro]
b Caravaggio, nr Bergamo, c. 1499; d Messina, c. 1543
Title / Description
Genius Holding a Tableau, Frontispiece to the series Mythological Subjects
 
Date
1590
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
235 x 155 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Inscribed in the tablet: 'Ill.mo Chiappins/Vitellis/Bonarum artium Sanctuori/Patronoq Amplissimo/Cherubinus Albertus haec/tabularum comenta a/Polidoro Carauagio Peni/Cillo illustrata atquua se in/aere incisa nuncupat dicat/Anno CICICLXXXX' and lower left: 'Cum priuilegio/summi Pontificis'
Watermark
no
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XVII.78.78 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21
 
Comment
See under inv. no. 5845. There is a related drawing in the Courtauld Institute, inv. no. RW.1772, attributed to Baccio Bandinelli. See Donato Esposito in 'Sir Joshua Reynolds: The acquisition of genius', Plymouth 2009, no. 57.
 
Inventory Number
5850
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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