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Production People
Giovanni Battista Scultori (Print made by)artist bio
Scultori [Mantovano], Giovanni Battista
b Mantua, 1503; d Mantua, 1575
Title / Description
Mars and Venus
 
Date
1539
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
283 x 202 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed and dated upper right: 'IBM/1539'
State
only state
 
Watermark
not visible
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (not stamped)
 
References
Bartsch XV.381.13 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Gori Gandellini 1808-1816, no. 5 info
Giovanni Gori Gandellini, Notizie istoriche degli intagliatori, 15 vols., Siena 1808-1816

D'Arco 1840, no. 14 info
Carlo D'Arco, Di cinque valenti incisori Mantovani del secolo XVI e delle stampe da loro operate, Mantua 1840

Le Blanc II.293.9 info
Charles Le Blanc, Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, 4 vols., Paris 1854-90

Passavant VI.122.21 (under) info
Johann David Passavant, Le peintre-graveur, 6 vols., Leipzig 1860-64

Albricci 1976, no. 13 (only state) info
Gioconda Albricci, 'The Engravings of Giovanni Battista Scultori,' Print Collector - Il conoscitore di stampe 33-34 (1976), pp. 10-63

Ferrara 1977, no. 266 info
Stefano Ferrara et al, Catalogo generale della raccolta di stampe antiche della Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, Gabinetto delle Stampe 6: Incisori liguri e lombardi dal XV al XVIII secolo, Bologna 1977

Davis 1988, under no. 60 info
Bruce Davis, Mannerist Prints: International Style in the Sixteenth Century, exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles, County Museum of Art 1988

Frankfurt am Main 1999, no. 20 (entry by Loránd
Zentai) info
Von Raffael bis Tiepolo: Italienische Kunst aus der Sammlung des Fürstenhauses Esterházy [Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest], ed. István Barkóczi, exhibition catalogue, Frankfurt am Main, Schirn Kunsthalle 1999

Hamburg 2008, no. 86 (entry by Zoltán Kárpáti) info
Sturz in die Welt. Die Kunst des Manierismus in Europa. Exh. cat. by Philipp, M. et al., Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, 2008

Linz 2012, no. 6.6.35 (entry by Zoltán Kárpáti) info
Des Kaisers Kulturhauptstadt: Linz um 1600, exhibition catalogue, Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseen, Linz 2012
 
Comment
The composition was engraved in reverse by Enea Vico (Bartsch XV.292.21). According to the date of 1539 on Giovanni Battista Scultori's print, Vico's was made later and on the basis of Scultori's version. Vico does not date his print, but as his earliest prints date to 1541, it appears that Scultori devised the original. There is a drawing by Ippolito Andreasi in the Staatliche Graphische Saamlung, Munich (inv. no. 991), made after Scultori's or Vico's print (see Richard Harprath, 'Ippolito Andreasi as a Draughtsman', Master Drawings, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Spring, 1984), p. 21, no. 96).
 
Inventory Number
5269
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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