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

Tommaso Barlacchi (Published by)artist bio
Barlacchi, Tommaso
b c. 1500; d 1550 or after
Title / Description
The Triumph of Love
284 x 408 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Signed and dated at right: '1545/IV BONAHSO I VINTOR', inscribed with publisher's address: 'TOM BARL EXC'
early state
not visible through mount
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna
1803-21, XV.141.106
Charles Le Blanc, Manuel de l'amateur
d'estampes, 4 vols., Paris 1854-90, I.444.140
Stefania Massari, Giulio Bonasone, exhibition
catalogue, 2 vols., Rome, Istituto Nazionale per la
Grafica 1983, no. 47 (only state)
Bruce Davis, Mannerist Prints: International Style in
the Sixteenth Century, exhibition catalogue, Los
Angeles, County Museum of Art 1988, no. 10
Madeline Cirillo Archer, Italian Masters of the
Sixteenth Century, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 28,
Part 1 (Commentary), New York 1995, 2803.106.S2
(second state of two)
Bartsch claimed it was Giulio Bonasone's own invention. Cirillo Archer in TIB suggests that the composition is indebted to Francesco Primaticcio. Bonasone's preparatory drawing for this print, drawn in reverse and incised for transfer, is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. According to Bruce Davis the drawing reveals Emilian traditions, but the composition is close to Raphael or Giulio Romano. The engraver modified some details of his drawing on the plate. Tommaso Barlacchi's publisher's address is missing from this impression, which is therefore an early state, the existence of which had already been claimed by Mariette but was not found by later writers.
Inventory Number
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
Citation Line
Bonasone, Giulio (Print made by), Barlacchi, Tommaso (Published by), Inv. No. 6426, in Zoltán Kárpáti and Eszter Seres, Italian and French Prints before 1620: An On-Line Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2012 » (accessed 21st of March, 2019) «