Collection of Prints and Drawings
Zoltán Kárpáti and Eszter Seres, Italian and French Prints before 1620
©Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
 
Production People
Giulio Bonasone (Print made by)artist bio
Bonasone, Giulio (di Antonio)
b Bologna, c. 1510; d Bologna, after 1576

Giulio Romano (After)artist bio
Giulio Romano [Pippi]
b Rome, ?1499; d Mantua, 1 Nov 1546
Title / Description
Pluto Descending to Hades, plate 3 from a series of four prints entitled The Division of the Universe
 
Date
late 1540s - early 1550s
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
205 x 273 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed upper centre: 'I BO'
State
only state
 
Watermark
no
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (not stamped)
 
References
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna
1803-21, XV.137.95
Charles Le Blanc, Manuel de l'amateur
d'estampes, 4 vols., Paris 1854-90, I.413.84
Gioconda Albricci, 'The Engravings of Giovanni
Battista Scultori,' Print Collector - Il
conoscitore di stampe 33-34 (1976), pp. 10-63, no. 31
(as Giovanni Battista Scultori)
Stefania Massari, Giulio Bonasone, exhibition
catalogue, 2 vols., Rome, Istituto Nazionale per la
Grafica 1983, no. 114 (only state)
Giulio Romano pinxit et delineavit: Opere grafiche
autografe di collaborazione e bottega, Istituto
Nazionale per la Grafica, ed. Stefania Massari,
exhibition catalogue, Rome, Palazzo della Farnesina
1993, no. 59 (only state)
Madeline Cirillo Archer, Italian Masters of the
Sixteenth Century, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 28,
Part 1 (Commentary), New York 1995, 2803.095 (only
state)
 
Comment
See under inv. no. 6407. The same subject appears in Giulio Romano's fragmentary painting in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. As Giulio Bonasone's engraving differs from the painting, Massari in Rome 1993 supposes it preserves Giulio Romano's original invention, today lost.
 
Inventory Number
6410
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
Citation Line
Bonasone, Giulio (Print made by), Giulio Romano (After), Inv. No. 6410, in Zoltán Kárpáti and Eszter Seres, Italian and French Prints before 1620: An On-Line Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2012 » http://www.printsanddrawings.hu/ (accessed 9th of August, 2020) «