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Acquired in 1885 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Nicoletto da Modena
attributions_note
bibliography
Bartsch, A., Le Peintre-Graveur, 21 vols, Vienna, 1803-21, vol. XIII, 56,57. Guilmard, D., Les Maîtres Ornemanistes, Paris, 1880-188, p.282, no. 7. Jessen, P., Meister des Ornamentstiches, eine Auswahl aus vier Jahrhunderten, vol. 1, Gotik und Renaissance, Berlin, 1924, 32-3. Hind, A.M., Early Italian Engraving, 7 vols, London, 1938-48, V, no. 105-III and 106-III. Berliner, R. and Egger, G., Ornamentale Vorlageblätter des 15. bis 19. Jahrhunderts, 3 vols, Munich, 1981, 222-3. Washington: Early Italian Engravings from the National Gallery of Art, Exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Art, Washington (J.A. Levenson, K. Oberhuber, J.L. Sheehan), 1973, 174-5. Ornament and Architecture: Renaissance Drawings, Prints and Books, Exhibition Catalogue, Brown University, Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Providence, Rhode Island, 1980, 70a &b. Jean-Richard, P., Ornemanistes du Xve au XVIIe siècles gravures et dessins : XIVe exposition de la Collection Edmond de Rothschild, Exhibition catalogue, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1987, 142-3. González de Zárate, J.M., Real Colección de Estampas de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, 10 vols, Vitoria-Gastiez, 1992-5, vol. VIII, 49. (3212), VIII.1.2-3.(3351-2). Miller, E., 16th-century Italian ornament prints in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1999, p. 76 (cat. 22a &b).
collection_code
PDP
credit
date_end
1550-12-31
date_start
1525-01-01
date_text
second quarter 16th century (Published)
descriptive_line
Grotesque ornament print, engraved by Nicoletto da Modena, Italy, second quarter of the 16th century.
dimensions
Height: 26 cm Cut to, Width: 13.8 cm Cut to
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
From Miller (1999), p. 76: A date of 1507 has been suggested for the first publication of these prints (Washington, p.478), placing them among the earliest prints of their type produced in Italy. The engraver is known to have seen Nero's Domus Aurea in Rome in that year, as an inscription there reads Nicholeto da Modena/Ferrara 1507 (Washington, p.466). It has been suggested (Berliner, 1925-26, p.15 and Washington, p.478) that a figure in a work by Urs Graf, datable to 1512, is derived from one of the plates in the set (B. XIII, 54, not in the V&A), but this apparent relationship has been doubted (Zucker, 1984, p. 228). For a discussion of these images, see Brown, 70A and B, and Washington. The plate order follows Bartsch. Hind's third and fourth state of these prints involves the reworking of the plate as well as the addition of Salamanca's name.
id
1538
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:25:31.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:25:31.000Z
latitude
42.502998
location
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 123
longitude
12.57341
marks
Signed in monogram twice NO with a vase. Lettered An. sa. exc. A winged figure writes SPQR.D.I.I on a tablet on the left. On the right a similar figure writes .D.D. and A.N.
materials
paper
materials_techniques
Engraving on paper
museum_number
E.180-1885
museum_number_token
e1801885
object_number
O111955
object_type
Print
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Plate 1. Ornamental panel with bound slaves and a birdcage.
place
Italy
primary_image_id
2006BA0583
production_note
First published before 1522
production_type
public_access_description
This engraving by Nicoletto da Modena shows a dense grotesque design. Two of the figures in the print are copied from Nero’s Golden House, the wildly extravagant palace the emperor built for himself after the great fire of Rome. Nicoletto scratched his name there in 1507. However, his dense and imaginative style is closer to different types of grotesque designed by the Italian painter Bernardo Pinturicchio (active in the late 15th century), rather than the Roman original. Nicoletto’s grotesque prints were among the first to be published. The theme of the grotesque – referring to designs with human and animal forms and foliage – was a popular one around this period.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
print-nicoletto-da-modena
sys_updated
2013-08-25T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
engraving
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1550
year_start
1525