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Very rare Popular print of 17th century. BERTELLI. Iudicium Sanguinarium Iudaeorum Contra Iesum Christum Salvatorem Mundi [..]

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Very rare Popular print of 17th century. BERTELLI. Iudicium Sanguinarium Iudaeorum Contra Iesum Christum Salvatorem Mundi [..]
 BERTELLI, Francesco. Iudicium Sanguinarium Iudaeorum Contra Iesum Christum Salvatorem Mundi. Active at the end of the 16th century and beginning of the seventeenth century.

Copper engraving on 3 sheets; mm. 450 x 1020, small margins; Inscr.: above center: Title; below on left: Fran.co Bertelli forma in Padoa; below center, entro riquadro ornato: Ego Pontius Pilatus [...] terra lapidi invisum.

Condition Report

Very rare sheet. In this composition of obvious popular taste, are depicted a large number of characters participating in the trial against Jesus: besides Jesus himself with the crown of thorns, tied and seated on the right, Pontius Pilate enthroned surrounded by counselors, two scribes busy at a table and twenty members of the Sanhedrin, each with a numbered scroll bearing the name and some identifying notes; after all, in addition to a large window, one can see a crowd of crowds, the twenty-first actor in the process. At the center down in the ornate box is the sentence of Pontius Pilate in Latin, at the foot the legend with the list of all the participants. The Bertelli family represents the largest group of publishers, engravers, cartographers and merchants of 16th century prints. Francesco, son of Pietro Bertelli, is from the repertoires operating in Padua in the first half of the seventeenth century: however we find his address in the Apparatus for the coming of Henry III of 1574 and in the Triompho di Bacco of 1594, which he attributed to Raphael. The legend at the end is hardly readable probably due to the wear and tear of time, otherwise the engraving is in good condition. Bury, p. 222.
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