2 April 2008
Antonio Fantuzzi (active 1537-1550) after Giulio Romano (circa 1499-1546)
Cavalry Scene, from The Frieze of Sigismond (cf. Zerner 2-9)
etching, circa 1542, watermark Small Jug (similar to Briquet 12500), a good, strong impression of this unrecorded print, trimmed to or close to the subject, retaining a fillet of blank paper outside the borderline in most places, a small repair in a blank area at the right sheet edge, a horizontal central fold mainly visible verso, some minor creases and soiling, a small worm hole to the knee of the second rider at left, generally in good condition
S. 251/256 x 395 mm.
P. Mariette, 1699 (L. 1790), with his signature in brown ink verso and probably inscribed by his hand Lutte romain a mantoue dans le pallais du the en sculpture
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The present, apparently unrecorded print belongs to a group of etchings by Fantuzzi related to the so-called Frieze of Sigismond in the Palazzo del Té at Mantua, which was designed by Giulio Romano and executed as a stucco frieze by Primaticcio. Zerner records eight etchings from this series by Fantuzzi, all of which are exceedingly rare.
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