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Title

Adoration of the Magi

1500-1510


Artist

Cristofano Robetta

Italy

1462 - post 1522


About

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.


Details


Date

1500-1510


Media category

Print


Materials used

engraving


Dimensions

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.


Credit

Purchased 1937


Location

Not on display


Accession number

6449


Artist information

Cristofano Robetta

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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