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Production People
Domenico del Barbiere (Print made by)artist bio
Barbiere, Domenico del [Florentin, Dominique; Riconucci, Domenico]
b ?Florence, c. 1506; d Paris, 1565

Francesco Primaticcio (After)artist bio
Primaticcio, Francesco
b Bologna, 1504-5; d Paris, between 2 March and 14 Sept 1570
Title / Description
The Banquet of Alexander the Great
 
Date
c. 1545
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
248 x 364 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower left on a tablet: 'DOMENICO/FIORENTINO', and inscribed lower right on the step: 'A.FONTANA.BELO BOL'
State
only state
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XVI.359.6 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Herbet III.98.6 (second state of two) 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

Le Blanc I.147.12 info
Charles Le Blanc, Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, 4 vols., Paris 1854-90

Dimier 1900, p. 494, no. 56 info
Louis Dimier, Le Primatice: Peintre, sculpteur et architecte des rois de France: Essai sur la vie et les ouvrages de cet artiste, suivi d'un catalogue raisonné de ses dessins et de ses compositions gravées, Paris 1900

Zerner 1969, DB.7 (only state) info
Henri Zerner, Die Schule von Fontainebleau: Das graphische Werk, Vienna 1969

Paris 1972, no. 336 (entry by Henri Zerner) info
L'École de Fontainebleau, ed. Michel Laclotte, exhibition catalogue, Paris, Grand Palais 1972

Davis 1988, no. 63 info
Bruce Davis, Mannerist Prints: International Style in the Sixteenth Century, exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles, County Museum of Art 1988

Paris 2004, no. 102 (entry by Marianne Grivel) info
Primatice: Maître de Fontainebleau, eds. Dominique Cordellier and Bernadette Py, Paris, Musée du Louvre 2004

Gramaccini and Meier 2009, no. 117 info
Norberto Gramaccini and Hans Jacob Meier, Die Kunst der Interpretation: Italienische Reproduktionsgrafik 1485-1600, Berlin and Munich 2009
 
Comment
Reproduces Francesco Primaticcio's fresco in the Chambre de la Duchesse d'Étampes, Fontainebleau, painted in 1541-44 as a companion to the Burning of Persepolis, lost during the transformations of the 18-19th centuries. Primaticcio's preparatory drawing in reverse is preserved in the Louvre, inv. no. 8569, see Paris 2004, no. 101, where Dominique Cordellier emphasized the remarkable realisation of the space. Henri Zerner did not find any example of the first state without inscription that Herbet recorded. Bruce Davis noted that the print is a reflection of Primaticcio's absorption, during his Italian journey of 1539-40, of the Roman styles of Raphael and Parmigianino. Marianne Grivel claimed this is one of the three cases when Domenico del Barbiere interpreted a work by another artist.
 
Inventory Number
5944
 
Classification
Prints: French: 16th century: Mounted I
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