Naval Battle between Trojans and Greeks (aka: “The Trojans Repulsing the Greeks) by Giovanni Battista Scultori

Naval Battle between Trojans and Greeks (aka: “The Trojans Repulsing the Greeks) by Giovanni Battista Scultori

Naval Battle between Trojans and Greeks (aka: “The Trojans Repulsing the Greeks)

Giovanni Battista Scultori

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Title

Naval Battle between Trojans and Greeks (aka: “The Trojans Repulsing the Greeks)

 
Artist
Year
1538 (this impression printed in 1642) 
Technique
engraving 
Image Size
16 3/8 x 23 1/2" image and paper size, trimmed to platemark 
Signature
unsigned, as usual; "I B MANTUANUS/Sculptor 1538" 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
publisher's information typeset, lower right 
Reference
Bartsch 20; 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Jacomo (Giacomo) GIovanni de Rossi 
Inventory ID
17374 
Price
$1,500.00 
Description

Giovanni Battista Scultori was known for the level of detail he employed in his preferred mediums, including sculpture, printmaking, and painting. As with his mentor, famed Italian artist and architect Guilio Romano, under whom he trained as an interior decorative painter for Romano’s Palazzo de Te, he took inspiration from ancient Greek artworks, especially reliefs depicting mythological events.

This large woodcut is among his most well known, and is likely a scene from Book 14 of Homer’s epic “Iliad,” depicting the battle at sea between the Acheans and Trojans. An impression of this print can be found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

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