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Caricature of the Laocoön Group

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Caricature of the Laocoön Group

ca. 1540-1545
16th century
266 x 902 mm (10.5 x 35.5 in.)

Nicolò Boldrini, Italian, b. born ca. 1500,
After Titian, Italian (Venetian), (ca. 1488–1576)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Woodcut
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Joseph Daniel Böhm (Lugt 1442)
Bibliography: Passavant 97 (vol. 6, p. 243); Mauroner 20; Horst W. Janson, “Titian’s Laocoön Caricature and the Visalian-Galenist Controversy,” The Art Bulletin, vol. 28 (March 1946); H. W. Janson, Apes and Ape Lore (London, 1952); O. Drendel, “Borrowings from Ancient Art in Titian,” Art Bulletin.
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1960
Accession Number: 1960.14.5

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  • animals - This section can use more hierarchical (quasi-Linnaean) refinement in future; extant terms were assembled into a fairly flat and slightly redundant structure to expedite conversion.
  • caricatures - Use for representations, often portraits, that exaggerate certain features or characteristics to humorous or ludicrous effect. [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
  • monkeys

  • image Dimensions: 266 x 902 mm (10.5 x 35.5 in.)

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