Collection of Prints and Drawings

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Production People
Marco Dente (Print made by)artist bio
Dente [da Ravenna], Marco
b Ravenna; d Rome, 1527

Giulio Romano (After)artist bio
Giulio Romano [Pippi]
b Rome, ?1499; d Mantua, 1 Nov 1546

Antonio Salamanca (Published by)artist bio
Salamanca, Antonio (Martínez [Martini; Martino] de)
b ?Salamanca, Spain, 1478; d Rome, 5 July, 1562
Title / Description
Entellus and Dares
 
Date
c. 1520-25
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
308 x 273 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed and inscribed on a tablet lower right: 'ENTELLI/ET DARET/CESTVVM/CERT/SR' and with publisher's address: 'Ant. Sal. exc.'
State
second state of three
 
Watermark
not visible
Provenance
Stephan Delhaes (not stamped)
 
References
Bartsch XIV.159.195 (as after Raphael, undescribed
later state) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Le Blanc II.111.27 info
Charles Le Blanc, Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, 4 vols., Paris 1854-90

Passavant VI.69.22 info
Johann David Passavant, Le peintre-graveur, 6 vols., Leipzig 1860-64

Rome 1985, p. 236, no. IX.1 (second state of two) info
Grazia Bernini Pezzini, Stefania Massari et al., Raphael invenit: Stampe da Raffaello nelle collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, exhibition catalogue, Rome, Calcografia Nazionale 1985

Davis 1988, no. 21 info
Bruce Davis, Mannerist Prints: International Style in the Sixteenth Century, exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles, County Museum of Art 1988

Rome 1993, no. 37 (second state of three) info
Giulio Romano pinxit et delineavit: Opere grafiche autografe di collaborazione e bottega, Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, ed. Stefania Massari, exhibition catalogue, Rome, Palazzo della Farnesina 1993

Höper 2001, no. A 92 info
Corinna Höper, Raffael und die Folgen: Das Kunstwerk in Zeitaltern seiner graphischen Reproduzierbarkeit, exhibition catalogue, Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart 2001

Imolesi Pozzi 2008, no. 8 info
Antonella Imolesi Pozzi, Marco Dente: Un incisore ravennate nel segno di Raffaello: Le stampe delle Raccolte Piancastelli, Ravenna 2008

Gramaccini and Meier 2009, no. 90 info
Norberto Gramaccini and Hans Jacob Meier, Die Kunst der Interpretation: Italienische Reproduktionsgrafik 1485-1600, Berlin and Munich 2009
 
Comment
Derives from the Roman relief called 'The Boxers', originating from Traian's Forum, preserved today in Museo Gregoriano Profano, Vatican, inv. nos. 9502 and 9503. The design had been ascribed to Raphael or Marco Dente himself, but the print's direct source was most probably a lost drawing by Giulio Romano. Giulio adapted the antique model for the two gladiators in his fresco depicting The Parting of the Hooves of Taurus, 1527, Sala dei Venti, Palazzo del Te, Mantua. According to Massari in Rome 1985, this is a late work by the engraver, executed around the same time as his Laocoon (Bartsch XIV.268.353). In both these prints Dente placed the sculptures in a setting probably of his own invention - in this case, in front of a detail of the Colosseum. It is documented that the plate was later in the possession of Carlo Losi, therefore Massari in Rome 1993 listed a hypothetical third state with his publisher's address.
 
Inventory Number
6889
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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