Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from three blocks in black, light green, and dark green on laid paper with no watermark.
Signed in block, lower right Ioseph. Nicolaus Vicentius.
First state of two. Bartsch 15 (vol. 12, p. 39); P. 15 (vol. 6, p. 220) 15; Karpinsky 39.15 I.
Very good impression and condition; 299 x 412 mm.
Born in Vicenza, Niccolò Vicentino produced chiaroscuro woodcuts of a discernible character. Working in Rome after Raphael’s death he belonged to the circle of Ugo da Carpi, as a printer and a woodcutter. He signed only five chiaroscuro woodcuts, each after a different artist and all undated. However, his hand is one of several discernable in a large group of anonymous chiaroscuros based on designs by Parmigianino, which are presumed to be products of a workshop supervised by Vicentino.