Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Prison; a group of men in a dungeon bound in chains and shackles; to the right a figure hanging from his arms, tied to a boulder

Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to Giorgio Ghisi (Italian, Mantua ca. 1520–1582 Mantua)
After Giulio Romano (Italian, Rome 1499?–1546 Mantua)
plate: 10 1/4 x 14 3/16 in. (26 x 36 cm) trimmed within borderline
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
Not on view
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Boorsch, Lewis and Lewis no.R 8 (rejected); Bellini 1979 p.166 (rejected); Bellini 1998 no.F 13 (rejected); B.XV.412.66
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803.

Paolo Bellini "Incisioni di Giorgio Ghisi" Rassegna di studi e di notizie. 7, 1979.

Suzanne Boorsch, R. E. Lewis, Michal Lewis The Engravings of Giorgio Ghisi. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1985.

Paolo Bellini L'opera incisa di Giorgio Ghisi. Bassano del Grappa, 1998.

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