- Catalogue Number
- Title and Date
- Colleoni II 2007
- Description of Featured Image
- A rear view of Andrea del Verrocchio’s statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni, viewed from below and to the right, with the top of its pedestal visible. The actual orientation of the monument has been reversed in printing.
- Series/Book Title
- Venice Series
- Series/Illustration Number
- no. 7
- Where Made
- Medium Category and Technique
- Intaglio Print: Etching on copper
- Wove paper. Identified papers: Velin Arches paper with watermark: ‘Arches / FRANCE’ with infinity symbol.
Image size: 258 x 177 mm
Matrix size: 260 x 180 mm
- Artist’s Record Number
- Printer(s) and Workshop(s)
- All impressions printed by Martin King. State impressions printed at the Venice Printmaking Studio, Venice. Edition printed at the Australian Print Workshop, Fitzroy (Melbourne).
- Summary Edition Information
- Three states. Edition of ten numbered impressions, 2007.
- State Library of Victoria, Melbourne: four state impressions, numbered 1-1 through 1-4; ed. 4/10.
- Venice Series: Click for a full account of the Venice Series (cat. nos E.138–E.150).
This is the second of Amor’s two etchings depicting Andrea del Verrocchio’s bronze statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni, the first being Colleoni (cat. no. E.139), in which the monument is seen from the front. Like E.139, the present etching was drawn directly onto the plate, in front of the subject, whose orientation was reversed in printing.
In depicting the statue of Colleoni, Amor chose an unusual viewpoint because he liked to represent familiar subjects in uncharacteristic ways but also because he wanted to take up the challenge of foreshortening. He had frequently adopted a similar approach when depicting the sculptural monuments of Melbourne.
- Andrea del Verrocchio, Bartolomeo Colleoni, Statue, Venice
Record last updated 17/02/2021