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Production People
Giovanni Battista Franco (Print made by)artist bio
Franco, (Giovanni) Battista [Baptista Veneziano; il Semolei]
b Venice, ?1510; d Venice, 1561
Title / Description
Jupiter Seated on a Cloud
 
Technique
etching, engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
360 x 320 mm (platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower right with monogram 'B F V F'
State
second state of two
 
WatermarkWatermark
visible, height: 47 mm, width: 45 mm
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XVI.133.42 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Dillon in Venice 1981, no. 150 info
Gianvittorio Dillon in Da Tiziano a El Greco: Per la storia del Manierismo a Venezia, ed. Rodolfo Palluchini, exhibition catalogue, Venice, Palazzo Ducale 1981
 
Comment
According to Dillon in Venice 1981, this is a testimony of Franco's Michelangelesque manner. The figure combines at least two Ignudi and the pose of Christ in the Last Judgement of the Sistine Chapel.
 
Inventory Number
7027
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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