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The Triumph of Scipio

1530s
Master of the Die (Italian, active 1530s)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 74, indeterminate state, presumably later than ii/ii (see Notes)

Dimensions

Sheet: 18.6 x 25 cm (7 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.)(trimmed within the platemark at the top and sides; trimmed 14-22 mm inside the platemark at the bottom (see Notes))

Accession Number

P1375

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This impression is of a state not described by Bartsch. It has a borderline at the bottom of the image, approximately 2 mm below the bottom of the die containing the artist’s initial, and the shadows of the horse’s hind legs and of the right foot of the captive behind the horse are different from those in the impression illustrated in The Illustrated Bartsch, which is of Bartsch’s state ii/ii. The borderline and shadows in this impression are the same as those in the MFA impression M12329, which is a Calcografia di Roma impression.

Markings

Verso, lower center, in pen and black ink, an unidentified collector's mark (Lugt 154), 1838; verso, lower left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Unidentified collector (Lugt 154), 1838; Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund