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Production People
Giuseppe Scolari (Print made by)artist bio
Scolari, Giuseppe
b Vicenza, fl late 16th century–early 17th
Title / Description
The Rape of Proserpina
 
Date
late sixteenth-century
 
Technique
woodcut, wood-engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
446 x 345 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Inscribed on the banderole at centre: 'GIOSEPPE SCOLARI INV'
State
second state of two
 
Watermark
visible, height: 21 mm, width: 31 mm
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Passavant VI.236.67 info
Johann David Passavant, Le peintre-graveur, 6 vols., Leipzig 1860-64

Rosand and Muraro 1976a, no. 111B (second state of two) 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. 104B (second state of two) 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 63 (second state of two) 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
 
Comment
According to Landau in London 1983, this is the only woodcut by Scolari that is not of a religious subject. In the second state, a large plug was inserted in the right half, changing the position of the heads of both horses.
 
Inventory Number
8955
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted II
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