Collection of Prints and Drawings

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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

Titian (After)artist bio
Titian [Vecellio, Tiziano]
b Pieve di Cadore, c. ?1485-90; d Venice, 27 Aug 1576
Title / Description
Portrait of Titian
 
Date
1587
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
326 x 234 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Dedicated in the margin to Cardinal Enrico Caetano and dated '1587'
State
second state of four
 
Watermark
visible, height: 43 mm, width: 37 mm
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XVIII.121.154 (first state of two) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Catelli Isola 1976-77, no. 14 info
Maria Catelli Isola, Immagini da Tiziano: Stampe dal sec. XVI al sec. XIX dalle collezioni del Gabinetto Nazionale delle Stampe, exhibition catalogue, Rome, Villa Farnesina 1976-77

Bohlin 1979, no. 145 (second state of four) 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, 3901.151.S2 (second state of four) info
Babette Bohn, Italian Masters of the Sixteenth-Century: Agostino Carracci, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 39, Part 1 (Commentary), New York 1995

Bury in Edinburgh 2004, no. 153 info
Michael Bury in The Age of Titian: Venetian Renaissance Art from Scottish Collections, eds. Peter Humfrey, Timothy Clifford, Aiden Westen-Lewis, and Michael Bury, exhibition catalogue, Edinburgh, National Galleries of Scotland 2004
 
Comment
Reproduces one of Titian's painted self-portraits, and is closest to the one painted around 1550, now in the Staatliche Museen, Berlin, probably seen by Agostino Carracci in Venice.
 
Inventory Number
6027
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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