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Laboris Merces - Cherubino Alberti


Laboris Merces - Cherubino Alberti

Laboris Merces. Copper engraving datable between 1570 and 1600. Measurement of the engraved part 20.4 x 14.2 cm. Allegory of Victory in the second state of two, printed in 1628 by the heirs of Cherubino Alberti. Exemplary in good condition with small margins, printed on laid paper without watermark. Engraved by Cherubino Alberti (Borgo Sansepolcro, 1553 - Rome, 1615), he was an Italian painter and engraver. Alberti studied in Rome with Cornelius Cort and then trained on the works of Agostino Carracci and Francesco Villamena. He worked as an engraver modeling his images inspired by compositions of other artists, especially Federico and Taddeo Zuccari (between 1571 and 1575). During the following decade he made engravings starting from works by the greatest contemporary artists and also from previous generations: Raphael, Michelangelo, Polidoro da Caravaggio, Andrea del Sarto, Rosso Fiorentino. Another series of his engravings is inspired by the ancient statues of which the Roman palaces were enriching. Later Alberti decorated some of these palaces with frescoes: the most famous works are the fresco of the Sala Clementina in the Vatican (made with the help of his brother Giovanni) and those of the Basilica of Santa Maria in Via Lata. At the time of his death, the artist was "Prince" (director) of the Academy of St. Luke. He is buried in the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome.

€ 750.00

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