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Production People
Giulio Fontana (Print made by)artist bio
Fontana, Giulio [Fontana, Julius]
b c. 1543; d c. 1582
Title / Description
Religion Succored by Spain
 
Technique
etching, engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
405 x 311 mm (platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed on a stone lower left: 'Iulius Fontana fecit', inscribed above: 'TITIANVS/INVENTOR' and in the margin: 'CAESARIS INVICTI PIA RELLIGIONIS IMAGO/HAERESIS ANGVICOMA, ET SAEVVS QVAM TERRITAT HOSTIS//CHRISTIGENVM PASSVRA DOLOS (VT CERNIS) VTRINQVE/VIRTVTI, ET PACI SE SE COMMENDAT AMICAE'
Watermark
visible, height: 86 mm, width: 46 mm
Provenance
unidentified (inscribed in pen and brown ink on verso Mariette 1728 not in Lugt)
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Catelli Isola 1976-77, no. 59 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 in the Prado, began for Alfonso d'Este c. 1534 and sent for Philip II in 1575.
 
Inventory Number
7014
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Unmounted
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