The wounded Scipio, supported by his soldiers, returning from battle.
Engraving by Giulio Bonasone, after Polidoro da Caravaggio. Published by Antonio Salamanca.
Inscription: IV BONASO IMITANDO PINSIT & CELAVIT
On laid paper. The quality of the printing compares favourably with the two impressions in the online British Museum Collection, and an impression in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Condition: Good impression. Fair condition. Cut outside the border. Several small tears and repaired areas. See photos.
Reference: Bartsch XV.133.81 ; Massari 1983 74
British Museum Online Collection Museum numbers: H,7.88 & H,5.180
Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession Number: 17.50.16-97
Giulio Bonasone (c. 1498 – after 1574) was an Italian painter and engraver born in Bologna. He is best known as an engraver and is believed to have trained with Marcantonio Raimondi. He worked mainly in Mantua, Rome and Venice and with great success, producing etchings and engravings after the old masters and his own designs.
Polidoro da Caravaggio(c.1500 - 1536/7?) was a major Italian painter/draughtsman. He painted many frescos on facades, as well as paintings.
Antonio Salamanca (1478-1562) was a print publisher & dealer in books and prints from Salamanca, living in Rome from 1505 to his death.
- Giulio Bonasone, after Polidoro da Caravaggio
- Wounded Scipio returning from battle
- 27.4×20.2 cm