Collection of Prints and Drawings

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

Jacopo Ligozzi (After)artist bio
Ligozzi, Jacopo
b Verona, 1547; d Florence, 26 March 1627
Title / Description
Virtue Cornered by Love, Error, Ignorance, and Opinion
 
Date
1585
 
Technique
chiaroscuro woodcut from four blocks in brown
Material
paper
Dimensions
476 x 327 mm (platemark)
Inscriptions
Inscribed and dated: 'FRANCISCO MEDICI/Sereniss.o Magno / Ethrurie Duci. / Andreas Andreanus / incisit ac dicavit / Iacobus Ligotius Veronens / invenit / ac / Pinxit' and lower right: 'Firenze 1585'
State
second state of two
 
WatermarkWatermark
visible, height: 117 mm, width: 20 mm
Provenance
Stephan Delhaes (Lugt 761)
 
References
Bartsch XII.130.9 (second state of two) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Kolloff 1872, p. 720. no. 25 info
Eduard Kolloff, 'Andrea Andreani,' in Julius Meyer, Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, vol. 1, Leipzig 1872, pp. 715-27

Paris and Rotterdam 1965-66, nos. 61-62 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. 38 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

Matile 2003, nos. 75a-b info
Michael Matile, Italienische Holzschnitte der Renaissance und des Barock, Bestandskatalog der Graphische Sammlung der ETH, Zürich, Basel 2003

Hinterding 2005, no. 67 (second state of two) info
Erik Hinterding, Chiaroscuro Woodcuts from the Frits Lugt Collection in Paris, exhibition catalogue, Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art 2005

Gnann 2013, no. 198 info
Achim Gnann, In Farbe! Clair-obscur-Holzschnitte der Renaissance aus der Sammlung Baselitz und der Albertina, exhibition catalogue, Albertina, Vienna, 2013
 
Comment
The allegorical print, dedicated to Francesco I de’ Medici was designed by his court painter Jacopo Ligozzi. No drawing or painting for the print has survived, but a painting by Ligozzi of the same subject was recorded in 1767 in the collection of Count Agnolo Galli Tassi.
 
Inventory Number
6185
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted II
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