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Production People
Francesco Brizio (Print made by)artist bio
Brizio, Francesco
b Bologna, c. 1574; d Bologna, 1623

Correggio (After)artist bio
Correggio [Allegri, Antonio]
b Correggio, ?1489; d Correggio, 5 March 1534
Title / Description
The Holy Family Near a Fountain
 
Technique
engraving, etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
497 x 311 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed and inscribed lower right: 'Antonio da Coreg.o inu./Farnc.o Bricci sculp.' and dedicated in the lower margin: 'All. Illustriss.mo e Reverend.mo Monsig.r Il Sig.r Gio. Battista Agocchia, Nuntio de N'ro Sig.re a Venetia./Humiliss. Servitore di V.S. Illustriss. e R.mo/Livio Agocchia.'
State
third state of three
 
Watermark
no
Provenance
Richard Houlditch (Lugt 2214)
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XVIII.255.4 (undescribed state) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Birke in TIB 1987, 4003.011.S3 (third state of three) info
Veronika Birke, Italian Masters of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 40, Part 1 (Commentary), New York 1987
 
Comment
The model for the print was Antonio Correggio's Madonna della scodella. The print's dedication to Battista Agucci was added after Francesco Brizio's death of 1623, see Birke in TIB.
 
Inventory Number
6706
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted II
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