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

Bernardino Luini (Probably after)artist bio
Luini, Bernardino
b ?Luini, c. 1480–85; d ?Lugano, before 1 July 1532
Title / Description
Adoration of the Magi
 
Date
c. 1580
 
Technique
chiaroscuro woodcut from three blocks in grey
Material
paper
Dimensions
384 x 276 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Inscribed lower centre: 'LVVIN.INV.'
Watermark
no
Provenance
unidentified (Lugt 893)
Nikolaus Esterházy (without stamp)
 
References
Bartsch XII.30.4 (attributed to Andrea Andreani after
Aurelio Luini) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Kolloff 1872, p. 718, no. 7 (as Andrea Andreani after
Tommaso Luini) info
Eduard Kolloff, 'Andrea Andreani,' in Julius Meyer, Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, vol. 1, Leipzig 1872, pp. 715-27

Paris and Rotterdam 1965-66, no. 67 (attributed to
Andrea Andreani) 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. 33 (as Andrea
Andreani probably after Bernardino Luini) 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, no. 72 (as Andrea Andreani after Aurelio
Luini) info
Michael Matile, Italienische Holzschnitte der Renaissance und des Barock, Bestandskatalog der Graphische Sammlung der ETH, Zürich, Basel 2003

Gnann 2013, no. 208 (as Andrea Andreani) info
Achim Gnann, In Farbe! Clair-obscur-Holzschnitte der Renaissance aus der Sammlung Baselitz und der Albertina, exhibition catalogue, Albertina, Vienna, 2013
 
Comment
No preliminary drawing for the print has survived. On basis of the inscription, the inventor was traditionally identified as Aurelio or Tommaso Luini, but recently Bernardino Luini was suggested as designer.
 
Inventory Number
6229
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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