Monday, 25 March 2019
Léonard Gaultier's engraving, “Last Judgment with portrait of Michelangelo”, c1620
Léonard Gaultier (aka Léonard Gautier) (c1561–c1635)
“Last Judgment with portrait of Michelangelo” (Rijksmuseum title), c1620 (1600–41), after the engraving (1569) by Martino Rota (c1520–1583), after Michelangelo (1475–1564).
Engraving on laid paper trimmed close to the plate mark.
Size: (sheet) 321.6 x 23.4 cm; (image borderline) 31.2 x 23.1 cm.
Lettered on plate surrounding the oval portrait of Michelangelo: “MICHAEL ANGEVS BONAROTVS PATRICIVS FLORENT. AN. AG. LXXIII”.
Inscribed on plate along lower edge at left: “leonardus gault[i]er fecit”.
Lifetime impression. State i (of ii) before the added address of the publisher, Pierre Mariette.
IFF 17e siècle 17 (Département des Estampes 1930, “Inventaire du Fonds, Français: graveurs du XVIIe siècle”, vol. 4, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, p. 420, cat. no 17); LeBlanc 18-1(2) (Ch Leblanc 1854 [–1889], “Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, contenant un dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations: ouvrage destiné à faire suite au Manuel du libraire par J.Ch. Brunet / Ch. Leblanc”, Paris, vol. 2, p. 273, cat. no. 18).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Copy after Michelangelo's Last Judgement, with portrait of the Italian artist in oval medallion in the upper part”
See also the description of this print offered by the Rijksmuseum:
Condition: richly inked and crisp lifetime impression in museum quality, near faultless condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of use—but there are ink notations by an early hand verso).
Note: This is the second impression of this engraving that I have posted. The earlier listed copy has been sold.
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