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Portrait of Man in Armour

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (printed)
    1849 (engraved)
    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Metzmacher, Pierre Guillaume, born 1815 (engraver)
    Titian (artist)
    Musée du Louvre, Paris (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etched in the crayon manner, printed in red/ brown

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased from the Louvre Museum

  • Museum number:

    E.5501-1958

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 95, shelf H, box 76

Physical description

Engraving of a drawing by Titian: a three-quarter length portrait of a man in armour.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1855 (printed)
1849 (engraved)
16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Metzmacher, Pierre Guillaume, born 1815 (engraver)
Titian (artist)
Musée du Louvre, Paris (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Etched in the crayon manner, printed in red/ brown

Marks and inscriptions

Tiziano. del. Metzmacher. sc. 1848

Dimensions

Height: 37 cm, Width: 28 cm

Object history note

The copperplates are preserved in the Chalcographie du Louvre, Paris. The National Art Library purchased 4327 prints from the Chalcographie in 1855, which have since been transferred to the Department of Prints and Drawings.

Descriptive line

Engraving, 'Portrait of Man in Armour', Metzmacher after Titian, France, ca. 1855

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1957-1958 London: HMSO, 1964
Catalogue des Planches Gravées Composant le Fonds de la Calcographie et dont les Épreuves se Vendent dans cet Etablissement au Musée National du Louvre, Paris: Vinchon, 1851

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Armour

Categories

Prints; Drawings; Military; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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