Work Record Linked to Concept Authority [Figure 17]

Work Record

Class [controlled] prints and drawings • European art
*Work Type [link] engraving
*Title Apollo, Pan, and a Putto Blowing a Horn |
Title Type: preferred
*Creator display Giorgio Ghisi (Italian, ca. 1520-
1582), after a painting by Primaticcio
*Role [link]: printmaker | [link]: Ghisi, Giorgio
*Creation Date 1560s | [controlled]: Earliest: 1560; Latest: 1569
*Subject [links to authorities] religion and mythology • landscape • Apollo • Pan • putto
• competition • human figures • male • music • horn
• Ovid (Roman, 43 BCE-17 CE) • Metamorphoses
*Current Location [link] Research Library, Getty
Research Institute (Los Angeles, California, United
States) | ID #2000.PR.2
*Measurements plate mark: 29.6 x 17 cm, folio: 30.7 x 18.3 cm
[controlled]: Extent: plate mark; Value: 29.6; Unit:
cm; Type: height | Value: 17; Unit: cm; Type:
width | Extent: folio; Value: 30.7; Unit: cm; Type:
height | Value: 18.3; Unit: cm; Type: width
*Materials and Techniques copper engraving on laid paper
Material [links]: laid paper • black ink | Technique
[link]: copper engraving
State 5th of 5
Description The subject of this print comes from
Ovid's Metamorphoses, the musical competition
between Pan and Apollo. The engraving is after a lost
painting by Primaticcio in the vault of the fourth bay
of the Galerie d'Ulysse at Fontainebleau. It is one of
four prints based on compositions surrounding a
central image of Venus and the three Fates.
Related Work Relationship Type [controlled]: after
[link to Related Work]: Apollo, Pan, and Putto ;
painting; Francesco Primaticcio (Italian, 1504-
1570); 1559-1560; lost, formerly in Galerie
d'Ulysse, Fontainebleau (Ile-de-France, France)

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Concept Authority Record

*Terms copper engraving (preferred)
copper plate engraving
copperplate engraving
*Note Process of engraving for printing using copper plates;
replaced in the early 19th century by the use of more durable
plates, either of steel or steel-faced copper.
*Hierarchical position [link] Activities Facet
.... Processes and Techniques
.............. <printing processes>
....................... <intaglio printing processes>
.............................. engraving (printing process)
.................................... copper engraving (printing process)
*Source [link] Art & Architecture Thesaurus (1988-).

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CREDIT: Giorgio Ghisi; Apollo, Pan, and a Putto
Blowing a Horn. 1560s; copper engraving on laid paper. Research
Library. The Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles, California),
Special Collections, ID#2000.PR.2. © The J. Paul Getty Trust.