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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
Virgin and Child with Saints
 
Date
1585
 
Technique
chiaroscuro woodcut from three blocks in brown
Material
paper
Dimensions
437 x 342 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed, dated and inscribed upper left: 'Jacopo Ligozio Veronese Pictor del/Sereniss Gran Duca di Tosc Inven/Andrea Andriano Mant.o Intagliator.e All Ill.o Signor/Nicolo Gaddi/in Fiorenza/.1585'
State
probably later state
 
Watermark
not visible through mount
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XII.67.27 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Kolloff 1872, p. 720, no.24 info
Eduard Kolloff, 'Andrea Andreani,' in Julius Meyer, Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, vol. 1, Leipzig 1872, pp. 715-27

Goldfarb 1981, p. 325 info
Hilliard T. Goldfarb, 'Chiaroscuro Woodcut Technique and Andrea Andreani,' The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 67 (1981), pp. 307-30

Rome, Weimar, and Munich 2001-2, no. 37 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

Hinterding 2005, no. 66 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. 197 info
Achim Gnann, In Farbe! Clair-obscur-Holzschnitte der Renaissance aus der Sammlung Baselitz und der Albertina, exhibition catalogue, Albertina, Vienna, 2013
 
Comment
See inv. no. 6217, with full references. It seems to be a late impression printed from three blocks only.
 
Inventory Number
6218
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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