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E.157 Christ in a Niche II

E.157 Anonymous, Christ in Niche II

Engraving, Anonymous, 23.6 x 12.3 S (Paris).

Fig.E.157 (Paris)

COLLECTION: Paris, Ba 12, p.13 (slightly stained at the upper right).

The following bibliography would seem to refer to this print and/or the copy of it, Christ in a Niche III, E.158.

LITERATURE:

Nagler, Monogrammisten, I, 1858, 869, no. 2021.11, as in the Delbecq Catalogue, III, no. 351, attributed to Boyvin.

Destailleur, 1895, 277, under no. 1145, addition 2, as Boyvin, although this reference could be to Christ in a Niche I [E.156].

Emile Mâle, “Quelques imitations de la gravure italienne par les peintures français du XVIe siècle,” Mélanges offerts à M. Henry Lemonnier. Archives de l’Art Français, nouvelle période, VII, 1913, 149-150, as after Rosso, as related to Michelangelo’s Minerva Christ, and as used as the model for a window in the choir of the church at Écouen, dated 1545.

Thirion, 1971, 33, as School of Fontainebleau, after Rosso; he also mentions the stained glass at Écouen.1

Zerner, in EdF, 1972, 247, under no. 279, and in Fontainebleau, 1973, II, 77, under no. 279, as after Rosso, seemingly by a French printmaker, and as inspired by Michelangelo’s Minerva Christ.

Carroll, 1987, 352, 354, n. 1, under no. 111.

 

This print is a very accurate copy in reverse of Christ in a Niche I, but the contours of the figure in this copy tend to be slightly more undulating.

COPY: For an anonymous copy in reverse, see Christ in a Niche III, E.158.

 


1 See also Leproux, 1988, 41.