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Production People
Georges Reverdy (Print made by)artist bio
Reverdy, Georges [Reverdino, Cesare]
fl 1529–57
Title / Description
Allegory with a Skeleton
 
Technique
engraving, slightly washed in grey
Material
paper
Dimensions
221 x 168 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed below the skeleton: 'Ce Reuerdinus f' and inscribed in the margin: 'MVNDVS CARO DIAMONIA MO/VENT NOBIS PRAELIA DIVERSA/Induite uos armaturam dei ut/possitis stare aduersus insidias/diaboli Ephes. 6'
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch undescribed info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Baudi di Vesme 1938, no. 28 info
Alessandro Baudi di Vesme, Catalogo delle incisioni su rame, Maso Finiguerra, Milan 1938

Leutrat 2007, GR 20 info
Estelle Leutrat, Les débuts de la gravure sur cuivre en France: Lyon 1520-1565, Geneva 2007
 
Comment
Baudi di Vesme entitled the print 'The three enemies of the Christian' and suggested it was probably inspired by a French mystery play titled 'Mundu, Caro et Demonia', the first known edition of which was published by Pierre Sergent in c.1531-40.
 
Inventory Number
8863
 
Classification
Prints: French: 16th century: Unmounted
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