Combat of the Gladiators

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Artist

Philips Galle, Netherlandish, 1537-1612

Title

Combat of the Gladiators

Keywords

Intaglio

Date

1562

Medium/Dimensions

Engraving
13 1/8 x 18 1/2 in. (33.3 x 47 cm)

Object Number

1993.005

Description

By the second half of the sixteenth century printmaking in northern Europe had moved beyond the artist's workshop to become a thriving business with specialists overseeing the various steps in publication. The Antwerp publisher Hieronymus Cock employed talented engravers like Philips Galle, who could adapt his technique to match the styles of different artists in order to reproduce faithfully their designs. Through this enterprise the Italian artist Luca Penni's drawing of the Combat of the Gladiators was disseminated across Europe.

Translation of Latin inscription: [This is an image of] the ancient ritual of gladiatorial games that used to be held with great cruelty at the funerals of illustrious men among the ancients in their ignorance of piety and true religion.
BC: Philipe galle fecit; BR: L.pene iuen 1562 H cock excu.
Translation of Latin inscription: [This is an image of] the ancient ritual of gladiatorial games that used to be held with great cruelty at the funerals of illustrious men among the ancients in their ignorance of piety and true religion

Credit Line

Art History Department Fund

Exhibits/Publications

The Art of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Michael C. Carlos Museum, November 8, 1997 - January 4, 1998|
Invention and Revival: Northern European Prints, Michael C. Carlos Museum, February 12 - May 15, 2005
Michael C. Carlos Museum Handbook (Atlanta: Michael C. Carlos Museum, 1996), 122.

Rights

© Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Michael McKelvey.
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On View

No

Citation

Philips Galle, Netherlandish, 1537-1612, “Combat of the Gladiators,” Michael C. Carlos Museum Collections Online, accessed October 23, 2018, http://carlos.digitalscholarship.emory.edu/items/show/7956.

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