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Giulio Romano and Marco Dente (engraver), Satyr Carrying a Nymph, c. 1505-1562 (BG645). 
Artwork

Satyr Carrying a Nymph

Artists/Creators
Giulio Romano (Artist)
Antonio Salamanca (Publisher)
Marco Dente (Engraver)
Date
1502 – 1565
ID #
BG645

Physical Description

Medium
ink
Support
paper
Dimensions
19.4 cm;40.6 cm 12.7 cm;30.4 cm (Object;Matting)
Object Description
This engraving has been attributed to Marco Dente, who would have taken the design from a drawing (likely supplied for that purpose) by the artist Giulio Romano, whose work often touches on mythological and erotic themes. Once produced, the plates from which prints like these were made, passed into catalogues and printer/publishers like Antonio Salamanca and Orazio Pacifico, where they could be frequently reworked as they were worn from the printing process over the generations. The two inscriptions on this print would have been added during such re-workings: "Ant. Sal. Exc." is an abbreviation for Antonio Salamanco Execudit, or "published by Antonio Salamanca," while Horatius Pacificus Formis, which would have been a much later addition to the image, means "at the press of Orazio Pacifico."

History

Collection
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery Permanent Collection
Credit Line
From the Fine Arts Department Study Collection
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