Antoinette Bouzonnet Stella (1641–1676)
“Plate 14: Entry of Emperor Sigismund into Mantua”, 1675, plate 14 from the series of twenty-five etchings, “Palazzo del T” (BM title), after the drawing design by Antoinette’s brother, Antoine Bouzonnet Stella (1637–1682), published in Paris in 1675 by Antoinette’s sister, Claudine Bouzonnet Stella (aka Claudine Bouzonnet; Claudia Bouzonnet-Stella) (1636–1697) and with royal privilege, after the fresco frieze (c1530s) by Giulio Romano (aka Giulio Giannuzzi; Giulio Pippi) (c1499–1546) in the Palazzo del Te, Mantua, showing the triumphal entry of Emperor Sigismund (aka Sigismondo Augusto) into Mantua in 1432.
Etching on laid paper with wide margins (as published) with three binding holes in the margin at left.
Size: (sheet) 34 x 52.9 cm; (plate) 16.5 x 32.7 cm; (image borderline) 16.2 x 32.1 cm.
Numbered in plate within the image borderline: (lower right corner) “14”.
The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “Plate 14: Roman cavalrymen going to the right, with a horse stumbling and falling on the ground at right; after the frieze representing the triumph of Sigismund executed by Giulio Romano in the Palazzo del Te, Mantua. 1675” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1860-0114-72).
Condition: a richly inked and well-printed impression showing no signs of wear to the printing plate and with generously wide margins. Beyond minor marks in the margins, the sheet is in an excellent condition for its age with no tears, holes (beyond the three binding holes of publication), significant stains or foxing.
I am selling this superbly preserved etching executed by one of the few historically documented female printmakers from the late Renaissance period for a total cost of AU$264 (currently US$176.46/EUR159.66/GBP140.54 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.
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