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Production People
Agostino Carracci (Print made by)artist bio
Carracci, Agostino
b Bologna, 15 Aug 1557; d Parma, 22 March 1602

Pietro Stefanoni (Published by)artist bio
Stefanoni, Pietro
b Vastagna, near Vicenza c. 1557; d Rome c. 1642
Title / Description
Portrait of Giovanni Gabrielli, Called 'Il Sivello'
 
Date
c. 1599
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
185 x 125 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower right: 'AVG. F.', inscribed in the margin: 'Solus instaromnium/Joannes Gabriel Comiens Nuncupatus SIVEL', and with publisher's address below margin: 'P S F.'
State
second state of two
 
Watermark
no
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XVIII.120.153 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Bohlin 1979, no. 212 (second state of two) info
Diane DeGrazia Bohlin, Prints and Related Drawings by the Carracci Family: A Catalogue Raisonné, National Gallery of Art, Washington 1979

Bohn in TIB 1995, 3901.218.S2 (second state of two) info
Babette Bohn, Italian Masters of the Sixteenth-Century: Agostino Carracci, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 39, Part 1 (Commentary), New York 1995
 
Comment
The person represented was a great comic actor. On the unique unfinished state in Chatsworth, Devonshire Collection, Agostino sketched the lower part of the figure and the mask in black chalk.
 
Inventory Number
6025
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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