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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

Titian (After)artist bio
Titian [Vecellio, Tiziano]
b Pieve di Cadore, c. ?1485-90; d Venice, 27 Aug 1576

Nicolò Nelli (Published by)artist bio
Nelli, Nicolò
b Venice 1535!45; d Venice 1576/85
Title / Description
The Martyrdom of St Peter of the Order of Predicant Friars
 
Date
1569
 
Technique
etching, engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
352 x 255 mm (platemark)
Inscriptions
Inscribed and signed on the rock at bottom centre: 'TITIANUS INVENTOR/Io Baptista Fontana/incidebat' and with publisher's address and date: 'Nicolai/Nelli for/Vene/1569'
State
undescribed later state
 
Watermark
no
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XVI.227.23 (undescribed later state) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Catelli Isola 1976-77, no. 55 info
Maria Catelli Isola, Immagini da Tiziano: Stampe dal sec. XVI al sec. XIX dalle collezioni del Gabinetto Nazionale delle Stampe, exhibition catalogue, Rome, Villa Farnesina 1976-77
 
Comment
After Titian's painting, commissioned by the Confraternita di San Pietro Martire for their chapel in SS Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, executed in 1528-30 and destroyed in the fire of 1867. Preperatory drawings are preserved in the Louvre and in Lille, Musée Wicar. The composition was also reproduced in print by Martino Rota, see Bartsch XVI.256.20, our inv. nos. 46813 and 46816.
 
Inventory Number
6981
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted II
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