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The Nativity, reverse copy of the engraving by Giorgio Ghisi (B. 3, L. 14)after the painting by Agnolo Bronzino now in the Szépmüvészeti Museum, Budapest (no. 161)
The Nativity, reverse copy of the engraving by Giorgio Ghisi (B. 3, L. 14)after the painting by Agnolo Bronzino now in the Szépmüvészeti Museum, Budapest (no. 161)
Date:
1565
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Engraving
Dimensions:
45.2 x 30.3 cm (image)
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Object Type:
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Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Provenance: David Tunick, cat.1, no. 65; Sotheby’s 17 May 1973, no. 36; M.S. Sopher (his stamp verso);

Accession Number:
1993.63.77
Acquisition Date:
1993-09-16
Credit Line:

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Sopher Collection

Nativity scene in foreground with praying haloed Virgin in the center behind the Child,city in the distance, annunciation to the shepherds at upper right, angelic cherubs overhead, two holding medallions left and right with quotations from Isaiah, which (reversed from positions in the Ghisi engraving and non-existent in the Bronzino painting)

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