Collection of Prints and Drawings

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Production People
Giuseppe Scolari (Print made by)artist bio
Scolari, Giuseppe
b Vicenza, fl late 16th century–early 17th

Pordenone (After)artist bio
Pordenone [Sacchis, de], Giovanni Antonio
b Pordenone, ?1483; d Ferrara, ?13 Jan 1539
Title / Description
St George
 
Date
c. 1590-1607
 
Technique
woodcut, wood-engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
446 x 345 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
no
State
third state of three
 
Watermark
no
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Passavant VI.234.56 info
Johann David Passavant, Le peintre-graveur, 6 vols., Leipzig 1860-64

Le Blanc III.486.6 info
Charles Le Blanc, Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, 4 vols., Paris 1854-90

Rosand and Muraro 1976a, no. 104 info
David Rosand and Michelangelo Muraro, Tiziano e la silografia Veneziana del cinquecento, exhibition catalogue, Venice, Fondazione Giorgio Cini 1976

Rosand and Muraro 1976b, no. 96 info
David Rosand and Michelangelo Muraro, Titian and the Venetian Woodcut, exhibition catalogue, Washington D.C., National Gallery of Art 1976

Landau in London 1983, no. P 61 (third state of three) info
David Landau, 'Printmaking in Venice and the Veneto' in The Genius of Venice 1500-1600, eds. Jane Martineau and Charles Hope, exhibition catalogue, London, Royal Academy of Arts 1983, pp. 303-54

Davis 1988, no. 43 (as after Giovanni Antonio da
Pordenone, third state of three) info
Bruce Davis, Mannerist Prints: International Style in the Sixteenth Century, exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles, County Museum of Art 1988
 
Comment
Bruce Davis pointed out that although an engraved copy by Theodore Galle identifies the inventor as Titian, this print is now recognized as reproducing a figure in Jacopo Pordenone's now-lost fresco of about 1530-35 on the facade of the Palazzo d'Anna, Venice. Pordenone's motif of a man on horseback, representing Marcus Curtius, was also cut in chiaroscuro by Niccolo Vicentino and Nicolo Boldrini (Landau in London 1983, nos. P36 and P37). Pordenone's drawing of the whole facade, in the Victoria and Albert Museum, proves that the chiaroscuro woodcuts reflect his design. In this print, Scolari transformed the roman hero into a Christian saint and added the landscape with the dragon. In the third state, a small plug has fallen off the centre of the lower edge.
 
Inventory Number
8954
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted II
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