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Diana Scultori (c.1547-1612)

A sacrifice in the temple of Jupiter c.1570-80

Engraving | 21.9 x 38.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852359

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An engraving by Diana Ghisi depicting a sacrifice in the temple of Jupiter. This print reproduces in reverse a drawing by Giulio Romano in the Louvre, Paris (inv. no. 3528). Before lettering. Annotated on the verso. Trimmed within the platemark.

This drawing is a study for the scene depicted in the lunette of the east wall of the loggia of the Giardino Segreto apartment, in Palazzo Te, Mantua. In the fresco (c.1531-4), the scene is extended, conveying a much more airy feeling.
  • Creator(s)

    Diana Scultori (c.1547-1612) (engraver)

    After Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (artist)

  • annotation: Nº 46 // Middle [verso, centre, in ink; two different handwritings]
  • 21.9 x 38.9 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Sacrifices
          • Classical mythology
            • Jupiter (myth)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Non-Christian religious architecture
            • Temples
      • Decorative motifs
        • Lunettes
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lombardy
            • Mantua [Italy]
              • Palazzo del Te [Mantua]
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.174 B.XLIV.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Massari 1993 : Massari, S, 1993. Giulio Romano pinxit et delineavit : Opere grafiche autografe di collaborazione e bottega, Rome pp. 147-148, no.146