Institute of Art History / Atlante delle Xilografie italiane del Rinascimento

OBJECT

definition: stampa

SUBJECT

: Hercules Chasing Avarice from the Temple of the Muses (Version B)

LOCATION

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mary Stansbury Ruiz Bequest, Prints and Drawings

PROVENANCE

DATE

sec. XVI, prima metà
1520 ca. - 1527 ca.

AUTHOR

STATE

secondo stato (di due)

TECHNICAL DATA

xilografia; chiaroscuro; mm 292 x 225 ca.,
medium material: carta
watermark: presente: siren in a circle

CONSERVATION

buono

MODALITÀ DI CONSERVAZIONE

RESTORATIONS

INSCRIPTIONS

type of material: indicazione di responsabilità
writing technique: a stampa
fonts: lettere capitali
transcription: .BAL.SEN

type of material: indicazione di responsabilità
writing technique: a stampa
fonts: lettere capitali
transcription: PER VGO









STEMMI, MARCHI

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Chiaroscuro woodcut from 2 blocks, brown-gray/black, state ib

Inscriptions: “BAL. SEN” and “PER VGO” in the line block



States: state ia before damage to the bird; state ib with damage to the bird



See comment in ALU.0950.1



Naoko Takahatake, The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy, exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, June-September 2018, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C, October 2018-January 2019, DelMonico Books/Prestel, Munich-London-New York, 2018, pp. 73-77.



Other impressions of state ib:

-BM 1895,0122.1239: brown-gray/black (wmk: siren in a circle) https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1895-0122-1239

-BM 1856,0614.137: brown-gray/black (wmk: siren in a circle) https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1856-0614-137

-Rijkmseum 31.085: gray/black (wmk: siren in circle) RP-P-OB-31.085 http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.51438

-Budapest 6161: gray/black (wmk: siren in circle; with tone block of Venus on verso) http://printsanddrawings.hu/search/prints/6161/

-Baselitz collection (Gnann, no. 31): (wmk: siren in circle)

-BnF EA 39 res: gray/black (wmk: siren in circle; with tone block of Venus on verso)

-Cleveland 25.443: gray/black (wmk: siren in circle) https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1925.443

-MMA 20.24.76: gray/black (wmk: siren in circle) https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/337700

-BNE Madrid 44267: blue-green/black (wmk: hand and flower)

-Chatsworth vol. IV, fol. 65, no. 88: gray/black (possibly with tone block of Venus on verso)

-MFA Boston 64.1125: brown-gray/black https://collections.mfa.org/objects/4355/hercules-chasing-avarice-from-the-temple-of-the-muses

-Windsor: gray/black

-Lisbon: brown-gray/black

-Kirk Edward Long Collection



Uncertain state

-MMA 22.73.3-21: gray/black https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/632802

-Braunschweig I.XVI.8: blue-gray/black (inv. UdCarpi AB 3.8) http://kk.haum-bs.de/?id=carpi-u-d-ab3-0008

-Fitzwilliam [check accession]: brown-gray/black

-Paris, Rothschild 4387: brown-gray/black

-Frankfurt 33938: gray/black



For impressions of Version A see ALU.0949.1



For impressions of Version B, state ia see ALU.0950.1


PHOTOGRAPHS

type of material: scansione da libro

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bartsch A., Le peintre graveur, Vienne, 1803-1821, v. XII, p. 133, n. 12

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Frommel C.L., Baldassare Peruzzi als Maler und Zeichner, München, 1968, pp. 116–117
Freedberg S.J., Painting of the High Renaissance in Rome and Florence, New York, 1972, v. 1, p. 405
, Drawings and prints of the first Maniera 1515-1535, Rhode Island, Brown University and Museum of Art, 1973, p. 103, n. 103 (A. Wagner)
Johnson J., "I chiaroscuri di Ugo da Carpi", in Print Collector - Il conoscitore di stampe, Milano, 1982, p. 30, n. 5
Vasari G. - Bettarini R./ Barocchi P., Le vite de' più eccellenti pittori scultori e architettori nelle redazioni del 1550 e 1568, Firenze, 1966-1987, v. 5, p. 15
Landau D./ Parshall P., The Renaissance Print 1470-1550, New Haven-London, 1994, pp. 153–54
, Ugo da Carpi. L'opera incisa. Xilografie e chiaroscuri da Tiziano, Raffaello e Parmigianino, Carpi, 2009, p. 119, n. 14 (R. Sassi)
Takahatake N., "Ugo da Carpi. Review of Ugo da Carpi, l'opera incisa: Xilografie e chiarsocuri da Tiziano, Raffaello e Parmigianino, edited by M. Rossi", in Print Quarterly, London, 2010, XVII, 2010, 3, pp. 317-321, p. 320
Gnann A., In Farbe! Clair-obscur-Holzschnitte der Renaissance - Meisterwerke aus der Sammlung Georg Baselitz und der Albertina in Wien, Monaco, 2013, p. 91, nn. 30-31
Takahatake N., "Raphael and the chiaroscuro woodcut", Raffael als Zeichner. Die Beiträge des Frankfurter Kolloquiums, 2015, pp. 167-186, pp. 171-172
Barryte B., Myth, Allegory, and Faith: The Kirk Edward Long Collection of Mannerist Prints, Stanford University, 2016, p. 380, n. 48
Reeves E., "The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Early Modern Period", Structures of Practical Knowledge, 2017, pp. 189-221, pp. 213-214
Takahatake N., The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy, Los Angeles, 2018, pp. 73-77, n. 8 (Takahatake N.), p. 75 
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MOSTRE/ESPOSIZIONI

Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA., June - September 2018 National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., October 2018 - January 2019, 2018-2019

ENTRY'S AUTHOR

Takahatake N., 2020
Takahatake N., Atlante delle xilografie italiane del Rinascimento, ALU.0950.2, https://archivi.cini.it/storiaarte/detail/45668/stampa-45668.html

UPDATE

Battagliotti L., 2023