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Old Master Drawings: Odoardi Fialetti (Bologna 1573-1638 Venice)

North Italian Illuminated Manuscript / Italian Old Master Drawings: An Overview / Italian School, 16th-Century Drawings
Michelangelo Buonarotti (After) / Raphael / Giulio Romano / Perino del Vaga / Marcantonio Raimondi / Parmigianino
Titian (after) / Andrea Schiavone / Tintoretto / Veronese / Taddeo Zuccaro / Federico Zuccaro / Alessandro Casolani
Jacopo Palma il Giovane / Cherubino Alberti / Luca Cambiaso / Annibale Carracci / Ludovico Carracci

Italian School, 17th-Century Drawings / Bolognese School / Giovanni Baglione / Matteo Rosselli / Ercole Bazzicaluva
Baldassare Franceschini called Il Volterrano / Pier Francesco Mazzuccelli, il Morazzone / Odoardo Fialetti / Simone Cantarini
Domenichino / Francesco Albani / Giovanni Lanfranco / Guercino / Pier Francesco Mola / Antonio Busca

Italian School Printmakers, 15th-17th Centuries: Venetian School, c. 1497 / Raphael School / Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio
Marcantonio Raimondi / The Master of the Die / Anea Vico / Agostino Veneziano / Nicholas Beatrizet
Michelangelo Buonarotti (After) / Giulio Bonasone / Giovanni Battista Franco /Girolamo Fagiuoli / Cherubino Alberti
Titian (after) / Tintoretto (after) / Parmigianino / Giorgio Ghisi / Diana Scultori / Annibale Carracci / Ludovico Carracci
Agostino Carracci / Simone Cantarini / Elisabetta Sirani / Gerolamo Scarsello

Netherlandish School, 15th-17th-Century Drawings / Flemish School, 17th-Century
Bernaert van Orley / Lucas van Leyden / Maarten de Vos / Jan Baptiste de Wael / Abraham Bloemaert
Peter Paul Rubens / Philipp Sadeler / Nicolaes Maes / Rembrandt School

Netherlandish Printmakers 16th-17th Centuries: Lucas van Leyden, Maarten van Heemskerck, Cornelis Cort
Philips Galle, Abraham de Bruyn, Hans (Jan) Collaert, Adriaen Collaert, Karel de Mallery, Theodore Galle, Hendrik Goltzius
Julius Goltzius, Jacob Matham, Jan Sanraedam, Maarten de Vos, Jan Sadeler, Aegidius Sadeler, Raphael Sadeler
Crispin de Passe, Magdalena de Passe, Wierix Brothers, Rembrandt, Rembrandt School, Jan Lievens, Jan Joris van Vliet,
Ferdinand Bol, Govert Flinck
German Drawings: Hans Sebald Beham / Virgil Solis / Hans von Aachen / Joseph Heinrich Roos
German 16th century printmakers: Heinrich Aldegrever, Jost Amman, Hans Sebald Beham, Hans Brosamer, Hans Burgkmair,
Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Durer, Albrecht Durer (After), Hans Holbein (After), Hopfer Brothers, Georg Pencz, Hans Schäufelein,
Virgil Solis, Wolfgang Stuber

French Drawings: Charles de La Fosse / Etienne Parrocel / François Boucher / Jean-François de Neufforge / Mouricault
French printmakers: Etienne Delaune / Rene Boyvin /Thomas de Leu / Jean Cousin the Younger / Jacques Callot
Abraham Bosse / Sebastien Bourdon / Claude Gelle "le Lorraine" / Jean LePautre
Claudine Bouzonnet Stella / Antonette Bouzonnet Stella / Gabriel Perelle

19th-Century Drawings / 20th-Century Drawings
Odoardi Fialetti (Bologna 1573-1638 Venice) was a painter and printmaker. He apprenticed in Bologna to Giovanni Battista Cremonini (d. 1610) and after a short time in Rome moved to Venice, where he entered Tintoretto's workshop. By 1596 he was listed as a printmaker and from 1604 to 1612 is recorded as a member of Venetian Fraglia dei Pittori. According to Feliciano Benvenuti, "His work, although it reveals hints of the Carracci and the influence of Flemish art, remains within the tradition of late Mannerism" (Grove Dictionary of Art 11:51). Although Fialetti has a a number of works in Venetian c churches and was interested in portraiture, his most important contribution is as a printmaker. Benvenuti says that his c. 250 engravings "unite Mannerist elegance with the straightforward realism of the Carracci. Some reproduce works of Polidoro da Carravagio, Tintoretto, and Pordenone; others are of his own invention." He collaborated with Palma Giovane in a treatise for professional artists on how to reproduce all the parts of the bidy (Venice, 1608) and in 1619 produced a series on the Scherzi d'Amore / The Sport of Love (B. 6-19). He also created series of hunting scenes (B. 34-36), landscapes (B. 185-97), Tritons and Nereids (B. 24-29), and Habits of the Religious Orders (B. 66-141). His Scherzi were popular enough that copies of some of them exist.
Female Nude (Venus?). Sanguine drawing on the verso of one of Agostino Carracci's Lascivie, Venus Chastizing Cupid (B. 135, Bohlin 182), c. 1590-1595), which were very popular, often copied, and scandalous. The pose of Venus in the Annibale Carracci engraving below is clearly the source for the contraposto pose of the figure in our drawing. In the lower right corner, a very faint sketch in red chalk of what might be wings is faintly visible, though not in this photograph. At the top of the sheet, someone has ascribed the drawing to "Odoardo Fialetti," an attribution we accept. Image size: 118x92mm. Price: $6000.
Annibale Carracci (Bologna, 1557-1602), Venus Chastizing Cupid (B. 135, Bohlin 182), c. 1590-1595. This is one of a very famous set of mythological engravings Agostino made c. 1590-1595), which were very popular, often copied, and scandalous. Agostino was rebuked by Pope Clement VIII and ordered to destroy the plates; many survived either in their original form or in copies. On the verso is a sanguine drawing of a nude, perhaps Venus (see image above). Image size: 154x112mm. Price: included with the drawing above.
Odoardi Fialetti, Venus seated on a rock kissing Cupid (TIB 38:9), Etching after Fialetti by Master MV. Fialetti, a painter and printmaker, active in Venice, executed a set of etchings for his Scherzo d'Amore, published in Venice in 1607. Our impression is a reverse copy on laid paper cut on or within the platemark. Signed lower left with an interlinked "MV." The 13 etchings (plus the titlepage) show Venus and Cupid as loving mother and mischievous child. Image size: 118x92mm. Price: $950.
According to the information in the lower right corner–"Odoardo Fialetti inuentore / Iusto Sadeler ex"–we know that this work is based upon a composition by Fialetti and was published by Jutus Sadeler (Antwerp, before 1580--Leiden 1620), son of Jan Sadeler I, nephew of Raphael Sadeler, and cousin of Aegidius II Sadeler and Marcus Sadeler, a family of printmakers and publishers who left Antwerp to avoid the Spanish Inquisition but felt comfortable working in Catholic areas where Protestants were at least tolerated. Justus made his home in Venice and was patronized by the Gonzaga of Mantua, who also patronized Rubens and made him their court painter. This print shows the opening part of the story of the Prodigal Son, subject of one of Jesus' parables. A ver good impression on laid paper trimmed on or within the plate borders. Image size: 140x197mm. Price: $950.

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