Collection of Prints and Drawings

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Production People
Nicolas Beatrizet (Print made by)artist bio
Beatrizet, Nicolas
b Thionville, 1507, or Lunaville, 1515; d Rome, c. 1565

Baccio Bandinelli (After)artist bio
Bandinelli, Baccio [Brandini, Bartolomeo]
b Gaiole in Chianti, 17 Oct 1493; d Florence, 7 Feb 1560

Antonio Salamanca (Published by)artist bio
Salamanca, Antonio (Martínez [Martini; Martino] de)
b ?Salamanca, Spain, 1478; d Rome, 5 July, 1562
Title / Description
The Combat of Reason and Love
 
Date
1545
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
430 x 582 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed with monogram 'NB F' lower right, inscribed lower centre: 'BACCIVS/BRANDIN/INVEN', lettered: 'EN RATIO DIA EN HOMINVM AERUMNOSA CVPIDO/ARBITRIO PVGNANT MENS GENEROSA TVO//TV VERO HINC LVCEM FACTIS PRETENDIS HONESTIS/ILLINC OBSCVRA NVBE PROFANA TEGIS//SI VINCAT RATIO CVM SOLE MICABIT IN ASTRIS/SIVENVS IN TERRIS GLORIA FVMVS ERIT//DISCITE MORTALES TAM PRESTANT NVBIBVS ASTRA/QVAM RATIO IGNAVIS SANCTA CVPIDINIBVS', and with publisher's address and date: 'ANT SALAMNC EXCVDEB ROMA 1545'
State
only state
 
WatermarkWatermark
visible, height: 54 mm, width: 50 mm
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XV.262.44 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

New Haven 1986-87, no. 1 info
Patricia A. Emison, The Art of Teaching: Sixteenth-Century Allegorical Prints and Drawings, exhibition catalogue, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut 1986-87

Bianchi 2003–4, no. 40 (only state) info
Silvia Bianchi, 'Catalogo dell'opera incisa di Nicola Beatrizet,' Grafica d'arte 14 (2003) 54, pp. 3-12; 14 (2003) 55, pp. 3-12; 14 (2003) 56, pp. 3-12; 15 (2004), 57, pp. 3-13

Gramaccini and Meier 2009, no. 125 info
Norberto Gramaccini and Hans Jacob Meier, Die Kunst der Interpretation: Italienische Reproduktionsgrafik 1485-1600, Berlin and Munich 2009
 
Comment
See under inv. no. 52148.
 
Inventory Number
64261
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Unmounted
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