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Saturn prostrate leaning on his left hand in his right he holds a balance, before him is a youth
Chiaroscuro woodcut from four blocks in green, tan and black
- Production date
Height: 316 millimetres
Width: 433 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The figure is one of those painted by Pordenone on the façade of the Palazzo d'Anna on the Grand Canal in Venice (now lost). A composition drawing for the whole façade is in the V&A (2306), and a finished drawing (probably used for this woodcut) was in the Chatsworth sale of 1984 (now in the National Gallery of Washington).
For comment on this print and its re-attribution to Vicentino (the traditional attrribution was to Ugo da Carpi) see David Landau in 'The Genius of Venice: 1500-1600', London, 1983, p[=print].35, pp.335-36.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1999-2000, Greenwich, National Maritime Museum, The Story of Time
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The 255 woodcuts came from a group of 500 that was offered by Colnaghi for £500 (see Carpenter's report dated 21 March 1860). According to the register these came from the collection of William Russell. Carpenter proposed making a selection of those that the BM lacked; this was first declined by Colnaghi's, but was later accepted (see his later report dated 11 April). The final selection of 255 prints cost 300 guineas. Nos.312 to 327 were Japanese colour prints - almost the earliest to enter the BM collection.
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