(Italy 1541 – 25 Sep 1587)
19.0 x 30.1 cm platemark; 26.7 x 34.2 cm sheet
An artist of the 16th-century Venetian school, Fontana was among the earliest printmakers in Italy to attempt etching. The landscape is strongly influenced by Domenico Campagnola's drawings. It is one of a small group of landscapes with biblical subjects executed by Fontana in the early 1570s. The parable relates to the folly of blind men leading other blind men and their inevitable fall into a ditch.
Peter Raissis, Mantegna to Piranesi - Italian old master prints from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1998, 8. no catalogue numbers
Mantegna to Piranesi - Italian Old Master Prints from the Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jun 1998–20 Sep 1998
Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006