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

Jacopo Tintoretto (After)artist bio
Tintoretto [Robusti], Jacopo
b Venice, 1519; d Venice, 31 May 1594
Title / Description
Mercury and the Three Graces
 
Date
1589
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
200 x 257 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower right with monogram: 'A.C.', inscribed 'Iacobus Tinctoretus pixit' and in the margin: 'Spectator si scire cupis quid picta tabella est. Est Iouis Maiae filius, et Charites.'
State
first state of three
 
Watermark
no
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XVIII.104.117 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Le Blanc I.602.110 info
Charles Le Blanc, Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, 4 vols., Paris 1854-90

Bohlin 1979, no. 149 (first state of three) info
Diane DeGrazia Bohlin, Prints and Related Drawings by the Carracci Family: A Catalogue Raisonné, National Gallery of Art, Washington 1979

Ticozzi 1982, no. 4 (only state) info
Paolo Ticozzi, Immagini dal Tintoretto: Stampe dal XVI al XIX secolo nelle Collezioni del Gabinetto delle Stampe, exhibition catalogue, Rome, Villa Farnesina 1982

Chiari Moretto Wiel 1994, no. 5 (first state of three) info
Maria Agnese Chiari Moretto Wiel, Jacopo Tintoretto e i suoi incisori, exhibition catalogue, Venice, Palazzo Ducale 1994

Bohn in TIB 1995, 3901.155.S1 (first 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
 
Comment
See under inv. no. 6057, to which this is a pendant. Similarly to that print, Agostino Carracci widened the composition horizontally by adding the landscape at the sides, and completed the figures.
 
Inventory Number
6058
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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