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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
Title / Description
Michelangelo Buonarroti
 
Date
1546
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
235 x 179 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower right: 'IVLIO B F', lettered and dated on the cartouche: 'MICHAEL ANGELVS BONAROTVS PATRITIVS/FLORENTINVS AN AGENS LXXII/QVANTVM IN NATVRA ALS NATVRAQVE POSSIT IN ARTE/HIC QVI NATVRAE PAR FVIT ARTE DOCET/MDXLVI'
Watermark
visible, height: 45 mm, width: 45 mm
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (not stamped)
 
References
Bartsch XV.170.345 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Massari 1983, 85a info
Stefania Massari, Giulio Bonasone, exhibition catalogue, 2 vols., Rome, Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica 1983
 
Comment
The worn plate was used later in Condivi's Life of Michelangelo.
 
Inventory Number
6479
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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