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Angelo Guelmi (19th century)

A sacrifice in the temple of Jupiter c.1811-30

Etching with engraving | 41.0 x 25.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852358

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An etching with engraving by Angelo Guelmi depicting a sacrifice in the temple of Jupiter. This print is after a drawing by Giulio Romano in the Louvre, Paris (inv. no. 3528). This print is lettered with the title, the plate number "IV" and the identification of Giulio Romano as the painter. Signed by the printmaker and published in Pitture di Giulio Romano che si osservano eseguite a fresco nel Reale Palazzo del Te fuori di Mantova. Delineate, Incise e Corredate delle Opportune illustrazioni (first edition 1811). Annotated on the verso. On watermarked paper.

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)

    Angelo Guelmi (19th century) (printmaker)

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

  • watermark: A crescent [verso, left]
    annotation: Top [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 41.0 x 25.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    40.0 x 56.0 cm (platemark)


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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • 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.1

    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