Leoni was the first artist to make portrait prints his specialty, engraving some forty likenesses of writers and artists during the latter part of his life. The subject of this print, Antonio Tempesta, was trained in Florence but enjoyed a successful career in Rome in the employ of Pope Gregory XIII. He painted frescoes in the Vatican and decorated Roman palaces and churches. In addition to this work he also made etchings.
etching and engraving
i of 2 states
14.6 x 11.4 cm platemark; 23.3 x 16.7 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 2 exhibitions
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
Referenced in 1 publication
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