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Another section rich in sixteenth-century prints after Raphael's designs

Attributed to Giovanni Georgi (active c. 1625-1670)

A bath house c.1630-50

Engraving | 23.3 x 36.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852339

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A reversed copy of an engraving depicting naked men and women bathing in a large tub. The original print was catalogued by Bartsch as by Giulio Bonasone and after his own design. This print is lettered with the identification of Raphael as the inventor of this composition and a dedication to Girolamo Scala 'Per illustri Dno. Hieronymo Scala Patavino Tabellam hanc Mattheus Bolzetta dicat et donat'. Signed by the printmaker. Annotated on the verso. Trimmed within the platemark.

Bolzetta, the publisher, dedicated the print to Girolamo Scala, whose coat of arms appear on the print at lower right. The subject of the print has been interpreted as Venus, Mercury and Cupid at the bath and the design has been ascribed to Raphael and dated between 1511 and 1516 (see Bibliographic References).

  • Creator(s)

    Attributed to Giovanni Georgi (active c. 1625-1670) (printmaker)

    After Giulio di Antonio Bonasone (c. 1498-c. 1580) (engraver)

    After? Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (draughtsman)

    Padua : Francisco Bolzetta (publisher)

    Girolamo Scala (dedicatee)

  • annotation: bottom // (?) [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 23.3 x 36.8 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • People
      • Men
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Cupid
            • Venus (mythology)
            • Mercury (mythology)
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 173 B.XXXI.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p. 246, no. 9.b (entry written by Stefania Massari)

    Massari 1983 : Massari, S, 1983. Giulio Bonasone, Rome pp.54-55, no. 45