Agostino Carracci, after Andrea Boscoli & Bernardo Buontalenti - Apollo and the Python

Agostino Carracci, after Andrea Boscoli & Bernardo Buontalenti - Apollo and the Python
Gravure et Gravure - Signé(e) - c.1589-1592

Apollo flying down from the sky to kill the python.

Engraved by Agostino Carracci, after Andrea Boscoli, based on a drawing by Bernardo Buontalenti.

Signed: Carracius fe.

One of a pair of prints showing the intermezzi to the play 'La Pellegrina' which was performed as part of the marriage ceremonies of Ferdinand I

On laid paper

Condition: Was a good impression, but now has significant areas of damage/repair and brown stains/foxing. Bottom left corner is missing & replaced with part of another print. All edges are cut within the border. Fold-line down the centre of print. A 7cm tear & several 1-2cm tears near edges. Mounted at top with water-soluble gummed hinges onto a sheet of laid, watermarked (crown F L) paper..

This print matches the impressions in the British Museum Online Collection (U,2.112) and Boston Museum of Fine Arts (63.1291), which are signed "Carracius fe."

This print lacks the name of publisher (Filippo Suchielli) , distinguishing it from (? later) impressions in Harvard, Rijksmuseum etc.

Reference: Bartsch XVIII.106.122
Bohlin 1979 154.I

Agostino Carracci (1557-1602) was an Italian printmaker, painter, printer and publisher.born in Bologna. Active in Bologna, Venice and Cremona (1582 and 1588/99), Florence and Rome (1581? and 1597-c.1600).

Andrea Boscoli (c.1560 - 1608): Italian painter & draughtsman

Bernado Buontalenti ( c.1523 - 1608): Italian painter, sculptor, architect and engineer, who worked for the Medici.

Informations du lot
Agostino Carracci, after Andrea Boscoli & Bernardo Buontalenti
Titre de l'œuvre d'art
Apollo and the Python
Gravure et Gravure
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Vente avec cadre
Taille de l’image
33.9×23.8 cm
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