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Production People
Giovanni Battista Fontana (Print made by)artist bio
Fontana, Giovanni Battista
b Ala, nr Verona, 1524; d Innsbruck, 25 Sept 1587
Title / Description
The Preaching of St John the Baptist
 
Date
before 1562
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
506 x 405 mm (platemark)
Inscriptions
no
Watermark
visible, height: 73 mm, width: 50 mm
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Passavant VI.183.70 info
Johann David Passavant, Le peintre-graveur, 6 vols., Leipzig 1860-64

Dillon in Verona 1980, no. XI.57 (first state of two?) info
Gianvittorio Dillon, La grafica: Stampe e libri a Verona negli anni di Palladio, in Palladio e Verona, ed. Paola Marini, exhibition catalogue, Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona 1980, pp. 257-89
 
Comment
Passavant described a second state with Nicolo Valesio's publisher's address. According to Dillon in Verona 1980, the etching is an early work with late Raphaelesque elements, made before the artist left for Austria.
 
Inventory Number
6979
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted II
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