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  • Place of origin:

    Rome (published)

  • Date:

    1580-84 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Alberti, Cherubino, born 1553 - died 1615 (engraver)
    da Caravaggio, Polidoro (draughtsman)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printer's ink, paper, engraving

  • Museum number:

    25338

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 2, box B

One of four prints from a series of engravings produced by Cherubino Alberti after paintings by Polidoro da Caravaggio in the Basilica of Saint Sylvester the First, Rome.

Physical description

Engraving of two putti set within a frame, and a dedication to Polidoro da Caravaggio below.

Place of Origin

Rome (published)

Date

1580-84 (printed)

Artist/maker

Alberti, Cherubino, born 1553 - died 1615 (engraver)
da Caravaggio, Polidoro (draughtsman)

Materials and Techniques

printer's ink, paper, engraving

Marks and inscriptions

Romæ
Publication city inscribed along frieze below image

POLYDORUS DE CARAVAGIO IN
Inscribed in centre of lower section of prints

Cum privilegio Summi Pontifius
Inscribed in lower right corner of plate

'C / A'
Alberti's monogram inscribed in lower right corner of image

Dimensions

Height: 224 mm Sheet, Width: 135 mm Sheet, Height: 210 mm Plate, Width: 117 mm Plate, Height: 201 mm Image, Width: 116 mm Image

Descriptive line

Engraving by Cherubino Alberti after Polidoro da Caravaggio of two seated putti looking down at a music book they hold between them.

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

von Bartsch, Adam, 'Le Peintre Graveur', Vol. 17, 1803.
132

Materials

Laid paper

Techniques

Copper engraving

Subjects depicted

Putti

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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