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Title

The Nativity


Artists

Giorgio Ghisi

Italy

1520 - 1582

after Agnolo Bronzino

Italy

17 Nov 1503 - 23 Nov 1572


About

In 1550 Ghisi was invited to Antwerp by Hieronymus Cock, the leading northern publisher of the period. This is one of the five large engravings Ghisi made for Cock's publishing house. It reproduces at virtually the same size a panel painting by Bronzino, executed in the late 1530s for Filippo d'Averardo Salviati of Florence. Ghisi added a number of details to the composition such as the walled town in the background and the wreaths held by two angels. In later states the wreaths contain verses in praise of Our Lady.


Details


Other Title

The shepherds adoring the Infant Jesus


Date

1553


Media category

Print


Materials used

engraving


Edition

upper sheet 1/2 & lower sheet 2/4


Dimensions

63.7 x 43.6 cm image/sheet overall (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1938


Location

Not on display


Accession number

6831


Artist information

Giorgio Ghisi

Works in the collection

8

Artist information

after Agnolo Bronzino

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Nicholas Draffin, Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 7. no catalogue numbers

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