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Production People
Giovanni Battista de’ Cavalieri (Print made by)artist bio
Cavalieri, Giovanni Battista de’ [de’ Cavalleri; de Cavalleriis]
b Villa Lagarina, nr Trento, c. 1525; d Rome, 23 July 1601

Pellegrino Tibaldi (After)artist bio
Tibaldi, Pellegrino
b Puria di Valsolda, 1527; d Milan, 27 April 1596

Michelangelo (After)artist bio
Michelangelo (Buonarroti) [Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni]
b Caprese, ?6 March 1475; d Rome, 18 Feb 1564

Antonio Lafréry (Published by)artist bio
Lafréry, Antoine [Lafreri, Antonio]
b Orgelet, Jura, 1512; d Rome, 20 July 1577

Pietro de' Nobili (Published by)artist bio
Nobili, Pietro de' [Nobilibus, Petri de]
fl 1584/5
Title / Description
St Paul
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
377 x 280 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed and inscribed lower left: 'Michael Angelus Bonarotus Patritius Florentinus inuentor/Ioannes Baptista de Cavalierijs Briscianus incidebat/C.B. Romae' and with publisher's addresses at centre: 'Ant. Lafrerij' and at right: 'Petri de Nobilibu Formis'
State
second state of two
 
Watermark
illegible, h: 75 mm, w: 48 mm
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Le Blanc I.616.25 info
Charles Le Blanc, Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, 4 vols., Paris 1854-90

Scorsetti 2002, no. 51 (second state of two) info
Monica Scorsetti, 'Giovanni Battista De Cavalieri: Catalogo delle stampe sciolte,' Grafica d'arte 49 (2002), pp. 4-17; 50 (2002), pp. 2-7
 
Comment
An old man in a niche stretching forward, after the fresco by Tibaldi in the Palazzo Poggi, Bologna. According to Scorsetti the model is certainly by Michelangelo even though it is not identified.
 
Inventory Number
6812
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Unmounted
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