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Print - A vase and a tripod

A vase and a tripod

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (engraved)

  • Date:

    ca. 1515 (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    da Brescia, Giovanni Antonio (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.2232-1920

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 11

This engraving, attributed to Giovanni Antonio da Brescia, shows a vase and a tripod supporting a vase. The vessels shown here are designed in the classical style, and resembles contemporary bronze examples. The tripod is probably based on representations in Roman reliefs or wall decorations.

Ornament prints like these were used by artisans and craftsmen as design examples to follow in the same or different materials, which spread the influence of decorative styles.

Physical description

Print of a vase and a tripod, engraving, showing vessels in the classical style.

Place of Origin

Italy (engraved)

Date

ca. 1515 (engraved)

Artist/maker

da Brescia, Giovanni Antonio (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

Height: 12.1 cm, Width: 14.1 cm

Object history note

This is the first print to show vessels in the classical style. The vase is like contemporary bronze examples. The tripod is probably based on representations in Roman reliefs or wall decorations.
From the Paul Davidsohn collection

Descriptive line

Print of a vase and a tripod, engraving, showing vessels in the classical style, probably by Giovanni Antonio da Brescia, Italy, about 1515

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Miller, E., 16th-century Italian ornament prints in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1999, p. 228 (cat. 65).
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1920, London: HMSO, 1922.

Production Note

According to A.M. Hind in Early Italian Engraving, this print is attributed to Brescia "for convenience, rather than through conviction".

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Vase; Classicism; Tripod

Categories

Prints; Images Online; Vases; Ornament prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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