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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
Antique Bas-relief with Bacchus and Ariadne (recto); Hercules Killing the Hydra of Lerna (verso)
 
Technique
engraving (recto), etching (verso)
Material
paper
Dimensions
292 x 422 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Inscribed on the recto at centre: 'Batista franco fecit dal Anticho', on the verso lower centre: 'Batista francho fecit/Franco forma' and numbered in pen and brown ink: '79'
Watermark
no
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XVI.134.45 (recto, undescribed state) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Bartsch XVI.132.39 (verso, second state of two) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21
 
Comment
The print on the verso was published by Giacomo Franco in Venice.
 
Inventory Number
7064
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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