Collection of Prints and Drawings
Zoltán Kárpáti and Eszter Seres, Italian and French Prints before 1620
©Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
 
Production People
Giovanni Battista Franco (Print made by)artist bio
Franco, (Giovanni) Battista [Baptista Veneziano; il Semolei]
b Venice, ?1510; d Venice, 1561

Raphael (After)artist bio
Raphael [Santi, Raffaello; Sanzio, Raffaello]
b Urbino, 28 March or 6 April 1483; d Rome, 6 April 1520

Giacomo Franco (Published by)artist bio
Franco, Giacomo
b Venice, 1550; d Venice 1620
Title / Description
St Peter and St John Healing a Lame Man at the Gate of the Temple
 
Technique
etching, engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
272 x 406 mm (sheet, trimmed)
Inscriptions
Inscribed with publisher's address lower right: 'Franco forma'
State
second state of three
 
Watermark
visible, width: 39 mm
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Giorgio Vasari, Le vite de' più eccellenti
pittori, scultori ed architettori. Scritte da Giorgio
Vasari (Firenze 1568). Con nuove annotazioni e commenti
di Gaetano Milanesi, 9 vols, Firenze 1878-85, vol. 5,
p. 433
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna
1803-21, XVI.124.15 (second state of two)
Gianvittorio Dillon in Da Tiziano a El Greco: Per la
storia del Manierismo a Venezia, ed. Rodolfo
Palluchini, exhibition catalogue, Venice, Palazzo
Ducale 1981, no. 145
Gert Jan van der Sman, 'Il percorso stilistico di
Battista Franco incisore: elementi per una
ricostruzione', Arte documento 1995, pp. 101-114 ,
p. 103
Mark Evans and Clare Brown, Raphael: Cartoons and
Tapestries for the Sistine Chapel, London 2010, p. 83,
under no. 3
 
Comment
Based on the composition of Raphael's Vatican tapestries. Although the preparatory studies for the cartoon are lost, copies of the left third (Christie's, 25 June 1968, lot 134) and central third of the composition (Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, inv. no. 12097) have survived. The latter may have provided the model for Battista Franco's engraving. The composition was also etched by Parmigianino (Bartsch XII.78.27 and Bartsch XVI.9.7).
 
Inventory Number
7043
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted II
Citation Line
Franco, Giovanni Battista (Print made by), Raphael (After), Inv. No. 7043, in Zoltán Kárpáti and Eszter Seres, Italian and French Prints before 1620: An On-Line Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2012 » http://www.printsanddrawings.hu/ (accessed 25th of March, 2019) «