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Candelabra grotesque with sphinxes supporting shields and two putti holding an oval cartouche, from a series of twelve candelabra grotesques

Series/Portfolio:
Twelve candelabra grostesques
Artist:
Giovanni Antonio da Brescia (Italian, active ca. 1490–ca. 1525)
Former Attribution:
Giovanni Pietro da Birago
Date:
1490–1515
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 7/8 × 3 11/16 in. (55.6 × 9.3 cm) Plate: 21 1/2 × 3 7/16 in. (54.6 × 8.8 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.39.11
Not on view
Marking: Giuseppe Storck (Lugt 2319), inventory no. 13932
Giuseppe Storck (German, active Milan, Bad Säckingen 1766–1836); Donor: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund Vendor: W. G. Russell Allen
B.XIII.309.31 (as Zoan Andrea); Hind.V.81.10(11) (as Master of the Sforza Book of Hours); Byrne.86; Miller.20.pl.11.
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803, cat. no. XIII.309.31, p. 309.

Arthur Mayger Hind Early Italian engraving: a critical catalogue with complete reproduction of all the prints described. London and New York, 1938-1948, cat. no. V.81.10(11), p. 81.

Janet S. Byrne Renaissance Ornament Prints and Drawings. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1981, cat. no. 86, p. 72, 74.

Elizabeth Miller 16th-Century Italian Ornament Prints. Victoria and Albert Museum , London, London, 1999, cat. no. 20 pl. 11, p. 69-70, 73.



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