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Aeneas Saving his Father Anchises from Burning Troy, 1500-1599
Engraving on paper
10 1/16 x 7 5/16 in. (25.56 x 18.57 cm)

Creation Place: Europe, Italian
Technique: Engraving
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Olive Carroll
Accession Number: P2001.9.3

Marks
On recto: Master of the Die mark [B inside a square] in lower right corner of the print.

On verso: Handwritten in graphite on top half: "Zeus Saving Anchises / by Bartel Beham (The Master of the Die) / 'one of Marc Antonio's most successful / imitators.' --Bryan--" Handwritten in graphite below this inscription: (on left): £3 / rare" and (on right) "1496 [over] 1535".

Catalogue Raisonné
Reference: Bartsch / Le Peintre graveur, vol. 15, p. 224, copy of no. 72.

Related Objects
Whereas the British Museum’s impression is trimmed, the Benton's is complete, naming also the publisher: Philippe (or Filippo) Thomassin, one of the important print publishers active in 16th-cent Rome. For the original, described by Bartsch, see also: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_V-5-149
It’s an interesting comparison since the prints are very close. The print is therefore an interesting example for the whole copying/publishing business going on in Rome at the time. (Armin Kunz, email dated 4/20/2022)

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  • Overall Dimensions: 10 1/16 x 7 5/16 in. (25.56 x 18.57 cm)

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