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Portrait of Aretino with inscribed margin below
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Height: 174 millimetres
Width: 155 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This appears to be a first state, with a shorter inscription, undescribed by Bartsch. Bartsch describes the print as after a painting by Titian though none exist that expressly portray the author in this way. It has been argued that Aretino commissioned the engraving from Marcantonio directly c. 1517.
When reported to the Trustees by Carpenter, he recorded that this impression was in a previously unknown early state, and that it was 'acknowledged by all competent judges to whom it has been shown to be one of the choicest and most beautiful prints extant'.
This print was issued as a black and white facsimile by the British Museum in 'Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, Reproduced by Photographic Process', [First Series] Part II (Italian Prints), Published by the Trustees in 1883, where it was number VII and described there as 'Marc Antonio Raimondi, 1487-1539.'; (Shelfmark 245*.b.13).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2016-2017 30 Sep-23 April, Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery, A Dream in Print: Raphael, Marcantonio and the Image Multiplied
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