Robetta was a goldsmith and engraver from Florence. His figure compositions reflect the spirit of the Florentine Renaissance painter Filippino Lippi and he was much influenced by Dürer’s technique of engraving, particularly the method of modelling with curved crossed lines. His engravings usually feature elements of Dürer’s early prints in their landscape backgrounds.
30.3 x 28.5 cm platemark (irreg.); 30.7 x 28.9 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date
Signed l.r., [incised plate] "ROBETTA". Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Piety and Paganism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jul 1991–29 Sep 1991
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 2 publications
Nicholas Draffin, Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 9. 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