Sculpture in Print, 1480–1600


Sculpture in Print, 1480–1600 is the first in-depth study dedicated to the intriguing history of the translation of statues and reliefs into print. The multitude of engravings, woodcuts and etchings show a highly creative handling of the ‘original’ antique or contemporary work of art. The essays in this volume reflect these various approaches to and challenges of translating sculpture in print. They analyze foremost the beginnings of the phenomenon in Italian and Northern Renaissance prints and they highlight by means of case studies amongst many other topics the interrelated terminology between sculpture and print, lost models in print, the inventive handling of fragments, as well as the transformation of statues into narrative contexts.

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Anne Bloemacher is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Münster, where she completed her PhD in 2012 with a thesis entitled Raphael and Marcantonio Raimondi. Recent publications treat erotic prints in Raphael’s circle and Maximilian I’s self-fashioning.

Mandy Richter is working at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut. She has published the monograph Die Renaissance der Kauernden Venus (Harrassowitz 2016) and is currently preparing the edited collection Indecent Bodies in the Renaissance with Fabian Jonietz and Alison Stewart.

Marzia Faietti, former Director of Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe delle Gallerie degli Uffizi, teaches History of Drawing, Printmaking and Graphic Arts at the University of Bologna and at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. She is a scientific collaborator both of Uffizi and Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz—Max-Planck-Institut.
“This book provides a wonderful introduction to the topic in all its breadth.”
Joris van Gastel, University of Zurich. In: Print Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 4 (December 2022), pp. 456–460.

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Notes on Contributors

“Quanto in virtù d’una ingegnosa mano / la fermezza de’marmi ai fogli cede”: The Art of Translating Sculpture into Print. An Introduction
Anne Bloemacher, Mandy Richter and Marzia Faietti

Part 1: Antique Sculpture

1 Aes Incidimus: Early Modern Engraving as Sculpture
Madeleine C. Viljoen

2 Transferring Ancient Sculptures into Prints. Marcantonio Raimondi’s “Quos Ego”: Its Prototypes and Afterimages
Gudrun Knaus

3 Marcantonio Raimondi and Fragmentary Ancient Statues: Hypotheses on His Working Method and Antiquarian Practice
Mandy Richter

4 Cherubino Alberti’s Engravings after Polidoro da Caravaggio: from Chiaroscuro to Sculpture
Maria Gabriella Matarazzo

5 From Sculpture to Print to Sculpture. Parmigianino, Caraglio and the Mystery of the Barberini Faun
Marzia Faietti

Part 2: Contemporary Sculpture

6 The Reproduction of Sculpture as Sculpture in 16th Century Prints: Baccio Bandinelli, Giambologna, and Adriaen de Vries
Anne Bloemacher

7 The Young Baccio Bandinelli and the Role of Prints at the Beginning of a Sculptor’s Career
Angelika Marinovic

8 Considering the Viewer in Prints of Michelangelo’s Risen Christ: The Cases of Beatrizet and Matham
Bernadine Barnes

9 On the Genesis of Antonio Tempesta’s Print of Henry ii on Horseback
Claudia Echinger-Maurach

10 Sculpture’s Narrativity in Northern Renaissance Prints
Franciszek Skibiński

11 Models for Sculptures in Print: Michelangelo’s Samson and Two Philistines in Lucas Kilian’s Engravings
Claudia Echinger-Maurach

Scholars and students interested in the history of prints, the reception of sculpture in other media, as well as scholars working on the visual arts of the Renaissance in general. Keywords: print, engraving, woodcut, Renaissance, early modern print, early modern sculpture, ancient sculpture, printmaking, theory of printmaking, reproductive print, history of print, Michelangelo, Marcantonio Raimondi, Baccio Bandinelli, Giambologna, Agostino Veneziano, Cherubino Alberti.
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