Collection of Prints and Drawings

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Production People
Giulio Bonasone (Print made by)artist bio
Bonasone, Giulio (di Antonio)
b Bologna, c. 1510; d Bologna, after 1576

Perino del Vaga (Probably after)artist bio
Perino [Perin] del Vaga [Buonaccorsi, Pietro]
b Florence, 1501; d Rome, 20 Oct 1547
Title / Description
Two Satyrs Leading Silenus to King Midas
 
Date
c. 1547
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
140 x 221 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower centre: 'I BONAHSO F'
State
second state of four
 
Watermark
no
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (not stamped)
 
References
Bartsch XV.136.89 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Massari 1983, no. 97 (first state of three) info
Stefania Massari, Giulio Bonasone, exhibition catalogue, 2 vols., Rome, Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica 1983

Cirillo Archer in TIB 1995, 2803.089.S2 (second state
of four) info
Madeline Cirillo Archer, Italian Masters of the Sixteenth Century, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 28, Part 1 (Commentary), New York 1995
 
Comment
Bartsch claimed it was Giulio Bonasone's invention, but it is perhaps after an antique relief interpreted by Perino del Vaga, see in particular a drawing in the British Museum, inv. no. 1937,0915.1. The print is pendant to Bartsch XV.135.88.
 
Inventory Number
6404
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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