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

Francesco Vanni (After)artist bio
Vanni, Francesco
b Siena, 1563; d Siena, 26 Oct 1610

Matteo Florimi (Published by)artist bio
Florimi, Matteo [Florini, Matteo; Florimus, Matteus]
fl 1581; d 1613
Title / Description
St Jerome
 
Date
c. 1595
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
195 x 149 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower right: 'Ago. fe', inscribed in the margin at right: 'Franciscus/Vannius/inven' and 'Quotidie morimur, quotidie commutamur,/et tamen sternos nos esse credimus.' and with publisher's address: ' Mateo flo for.'
State
second state of three
 
Watermark
no
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (not stamped)
 
References
Bartsch XVIII.75.74 (second state of two) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Bohlin 1979, no. 205 (second state of three) 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, 3901.194.S2 (second state of three) info
Babette Bohn, Italian Masters of the Sixteenth-Century: Agostino Carracci, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 39, Part 1 (Commentary), New York 1995

Bury 2001, no. 158b (second state) info
Michael Bury, The Print in Italy 1550-1620, exhibition catalogue, London, The British Museum 2001
 
Comment
This is one of Agostino Carracci's most frequently copied prints, of which eleven engraved and four painted copies exist, one of which is found in the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, inv. no. 525. The print's connection to Agostino's other work after Francesco Vanni, TIB 3901.193, dated 1595, and its technique inspired by Hendrick Goltzius, support a date of c. 1595 or a little later. The model for the print was Vanni's red chalk drawing today in the Uffizi, inv. no. 10816f. There is a related drawing attributed to Agostino in the Collection of Colonel J. Weld, Lulworth Manor, which may have been a preliminary study for the print. According to Michael Bury in 2001, Vanni probably commissioned Agostino to make the plate and had a few impressions printed, he then sold then plate to Florimi.
 
Inventory Number
6029
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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