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

Raffaellino da Reggio (After)artist bio
Raffaellino da Reggio [Motta, Raffaello]
b 1550; d Rome, May 1578
Title / Description
Entombment
 
Date
1585
 
Technique
chiaroscuro woodcut from four blocks in green
Material
paper
Dimensions
410 x 322 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed, dated and inscribed lower left: 'Raff da Reggio invent Andrea Andreani/Mant Intagliatore/All Illmo et Eccmo sigr Don Giovanni/Medici/.1585'
Watermark
visible
Provenance
Bernhard Keller (Lugt 384)
Stephan Delhaes (Lugt 761)
 
References
Bartsch XII.44.24 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Kolloff 1872, pp. 718, no. 16 info
Eduard Kolloff, 'Andrea Andreani,' in Julius Meyer, Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, vol. 1, Leipzig 1872, pp. 715-27

Pittaluga 1930, p. 253 info
Mary Pittaluga, L'incisione italiana nel Cinquecento, Milan 1930

Paris and Rotterdam 1965-66, nos. 49-50 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

Florence 1966, p. 52, under no. 80 info
Mostra di disegni di Perino del Vaga e la sua cerchia, exhibition catalogue by Bernice Davidson, Florence, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi 1966

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

Gnann 2013, nos. 199-200 info
Achim Gnann, In Farbe! Clair-obscur-Holzschnitte der Renaissance aus der Sammlung Baselitz und der Albertina, exhibition catalogue, Albertina, Vienna, 2013

Bloomington and Indianapolis 1989-90, no. 8 info
Beyond Black and White: Chiaroscuro Prints from Indiana Collections, ed. Adelheid M. Gealt, exhibition catalogue, Bloomington, Indiana University Art Museum and Indianapolis, Indianapolis Museum of Art 1989-90
 
Comment
The print was made during Andrea Andreani's Florentine stay and dedicated to Giovanni de' Medici. On Raffaellino da Reggio's pen and wash drawing in the Louvre, inv. no. 6675, the figure of St John is not yet present.
 
Inventory Number
6224
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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