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Production People
Andrea Andreani (Print made by)artist bio
Andreani, Andrea
b Mantua, 1558-9; d 15 February 1629

Giovanni Fortuna (After)artist bio
Fortuna, Giovanni
b Siena, 1535; d Siena, 1611
Title / Description
The Triumph of Death (Allegory of Death)
 
Date
1588
 
Technique
chiaroscuro woodcut from three blocks in red
Material
paper
Dimensions
505 x 338 mm (sheet, trimmed)
Inscriptions
Signed at right with monogram 'AA', inscribed with numerous Latin texts describing the subject and with dedication to Pedro Caballo, lettered and dated: 'Ioh Fortuna Fortunius Inven Senis MDLXXXVIII'
State
second state of two
 
Watermark
no
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XII.135.13 (second state of two) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Kolloff 1872, p. 721, no. 27 info
Eduard Kolloff, 'Andrea Andreani,' in Julius Meyer, Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, vol. 1, Leipzig 1872, pp. 715-27

Paris and Rotterdam 1965-66, no. 63 info
Clairs-obscurs: Gravuers sur bois imprimées en coleurs de 1500 a 1800 provenant de collections hollandaises, ed. Carlos van Hasselt, exhibition catalogue, Paris, Institute Néderlandais and Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen 1965-66

Rome, Weimar, and Munich 2001-2, no. 39 info
Chiaroscuro: Italienische Farbholzschnitte der Renaissance und des Barock, eds. Dieter Graf and Hermann Mildenberger, exhibition catalogue, Rome, Casa di Goethe, Weimar, Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar, and Munich, Haus der Kunst 2001-2

Gnann 2013, no. 203 info
Achim Gnann, In Farbe! Clair-obscur-Holzschnitte der Renaissance aus der Sammlung Baselitz und der Albertina, exhibition catalogue, Albertina, Vienna, 2013
 
Inventory Number
6184
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted II
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