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1. Antonio del Pollaiuolo (1431-1498)
Battle of the Nudes, 1470s-1480s (Cleveland)
Florence15th century
Engraving, first state
42.4 cm x width: 60.9 cm;
J.H. Wade Fund 1967.127.

2. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first state impression, overall view.

3. Antonio del Pollaiuolo (1431-1498)
Battle of the Nudes, 1470's-1480's (Fogg Art Museum)
Florence15th century
40 cm x width: 57.9 cm;
Courtesy of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Bequest of Francis Bullard in memory of his uncle Charles Eliot Norton. Photo credit: Katya Kallsen
Image copyright: President and Fellows of Harvard College

4. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, close-up of proper right inner thigh of figure on right.

5. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, Fogg Art Museum second-state impression, close-up of proper right inner thigh of figure on right showing major state change.
Courtesy of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Bequest of Francis Bullard in memory of his uncle Charles Eliot Norton. Photo credit: Katya Kallsen
Image copyright: President and Fellows of Harvard College

6. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, magnified detail of proper right inner thigh of figure on the right.

Photo credit: Shelly Fletcher, National Gallery of Art, Washigton, D.C.

7. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, Fogg second-state impression, magnified detail of proper right inner thigh of figure on the right showing major state change.

Courtesy of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Bequest of Francis Bullard in memory of his uncle Charles Eliot Norton.
Photo credit: Shelly Fletcher, National Gallery of Art, Washigton, D.C.
Image copyright: President and Fellows of Harvard College

8. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA impression, close-up upper right section.

9. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA impression, close-up upper right section.

10. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA impression, close-up upper middle section.

11. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA impression, close-up upper middle section.

12. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA impression, close-up upper middle section, figure on left.

13. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA impression, close-up upper middle section, figure on left.

14. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, magnified detail of buds on stalk of grain, CMA first-state impression.

Photo credit: Shelley Fletcher, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

15. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, magnified detail of buds on stalk of grain, Yale Art Gallery second-state impression.

Photo credit: Shelley Fletcher, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

16. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, magnified detail of buds on stalk of grain, Philiadelphia Museum of Art second-state impression.

Photo credit: Shelley Fletcher, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

17. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, magnified detail of figure's face, CMA first-state impression.

Photo credit: Shelley Fletcher, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

18. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, magnified detail of figure's face, National Gallery of Art, second-state impression (Rosenwald).

Photo credit: Shelley Fletcher, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

19. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, magnified detail of hatching lines used to shade foreground.

Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art.

20. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, magnified detail taken with raking light of the bow on the ground at left.

Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art.

21. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, overall view.

22. Fogg Art Museum second-state impression, overall view.

Antonio del Pollaiuolo (1431-1498)
Battle of the Nudes, 1470's-1480's (Fogg Art Museum)
Florence15th century
40 cm x width: 57.9 cm;
Courtesy of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Bequest of Francis Bullard in memory of his uncle Charles Eliot Norton. Photo credit: Katya Kallsen
Image copyright: President and Fellows of Harvard College

23. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, magnified detail of bicep on proper left arm of crouching figure at right.

Photo credit: Shelley Fletcher, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

24. Fogg Art Museum second-state impression, magnified detail of bicep on proper left arm of crouching figure at right.

Courtesy of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Bequest of Francis Bullard in memory of his uncle Charles Eliot Norton. Photo credit: Shelley Fletcher, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Image copyright: President and Fellows of Harvard College

25. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, magnified detail taken with raking light of bow on ground at left.

Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art.

27. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, close-up of figure raising axe on right, showing "return stroke."

28. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, magnified detail of figure's torso at far right, showing "return stroke."

Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art.

29. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, overall view taken with transmitted light to show paper's internal structure.

30. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, close-up taken with transmitted light of figure's back, middle background, note laid lines.

31. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, close-up taken with transmitted light to show watermark.

32. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, close-up taken with transmitted light with watermark and laid lines enhanced.

33. Magnified detail of "Colnaghi's" stamp for the Prince of Liechtenstein from Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, first-state impression (verso).

Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art

34. Photograph of paper restorer Max Schweidler looking at paper taken from his book Die Instandsetzung Von Kupferstichen, Zeichnungen, Buchern usw, The Restoration of Prints, Drawings, Books etc., p. 31.

35. Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, overall view

36. Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, overall with tears enhanced.

37. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, snapshot of verso taken with diffuse window light to partially reveal the tear repairs.

Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art

38. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, verso with partially visible tear repair areas enhanced.

Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art

39. Detail of drawing, Eighteen Views of Rome, Piazza Colonna, showing tear repair from front

Lieven Cruyl (ca. 1640-1720)
Eighteen Views of Rome, Piazza Colonna
Drawing
1943.258

Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art.

40. Detail of drawing, Eighteen Views of Rome, Piazza Colonna, showing tear repair from back.

Lieven Cruyl (ca. 1640-1720)
Eighteen Views of Rome, Piazza Colonna
Drawing
1943.258

Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art.


41. Detail of engraving,The Risen Christ Between St. Andrew and Longinus showing tear repair from front.

Andrea Mangegna (1431-1506)
The Risen Christ Between St. Andrew and St. Longinus
Engraving
Cleveland Museum of Art 1986.103

Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art.

42. Detail of engraiving, The Risen Christ Between St. Andrew and Longinus showing tear repair from back.

Andrea Mangegna (1431-1506)
The Risen Christ Between St. Andrew and St. Longinus
Engraving
Cleveland Museum of Art 1986.103

Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art.

43. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, verso, overall view.

44. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, verso, overall view with tear repairs enhanced.

45. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, recto, overall view with transmitted light.

46. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, recto, overall view with transmitted light, with tear lines enhanced.

47. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, showing print's reconstructed edges. (The larger fill at the lower left corner is discussed in Large Corner Fill)

48. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, overall verso view with reconstructed edges enhanced.

49. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, close-up showing redrawn section of fill along the right edge.

50. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, close-up with redrawn section enhanced.

51. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, magnified detail of redrawn grapes showing the difference between original printed lines and hand-drawn lines on the fill.

52. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, a magnified detail along the left side constrasting original printed lines with hand-drawn lines on the fill.

53. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, reconstruction of the print in its unrepaired state, showing all tears and losses.

54.Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, print as seen from the verso with all repairs enhanced.

55. Illustration from Max Schweidler, Die Instandsetzung von Kuperstichen, Zeichnungern, Buchern Usw., Buchbinder-Verlag Max Hettler, Stuttgart, 1950, p. 71. Illustration has captions translated, and shows Schwidler's methods for repairing comparable structural damages.

56. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, overall view.

57. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, overall with corner fill enhanced.

58. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, verso, overall view.

59. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, verso, overall view with corner fill enhanced.

60. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, overall with transmitted light.

61. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, close-up of large corner fill.

62. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, close-up with join between corner fill and original print outlined.

63. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, verso, overall view.

64. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, close-up of corner fill on verso showing stippled retouching on fill paper to simulate printing ink.

65. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, close-up of original on verso to show ink penetration to the verso.

66. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, magnified detail of verso showing stippled retouching on fill paper.
Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art.

67. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, magnified detail of verso showing effect of original printing ink.
Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art.

68. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, magnified detail of verso showing stippled retouching on fill paper.
Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art.

69. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, magnified detail of verso showing effect of original printing ink.
Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art.

70. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, magnified detail of figure's toes in collotype fill, lower left corner.
Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art.

71. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, magnified detail of collotype fill, lower left corner.
Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art.

72. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, magnified detail of original printed lines.
Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art.

73. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, magnified detail of collotype fill, lower left corner.
Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art.

74. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, magnified detail of original printed lines.
Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art.

75. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, magnified detail of printed lines in raking light showing how lines are raised in relief.
Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art.

76. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, magnified detail of collotype in raking light to show how the lines lack any three dimensional character.
Photo credit: Moyna Stanton, Cleveland Museum of Art.

77. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, overall view of engraving taken with modified raking light.

78. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, overall view of engraving taken with modified raking light with tears enhanced.

79. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, overall view of engraving taken with modified raking light with tears, side inserts, and collotype fill enhanced. This paper's watermark is also enhanced.

80. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, overall view of verso taken with modified raking light.

81. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, overall view of verso taken with modified raking light with tears enhanced.

82. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, overall view of verso taken with modified raking light with entire tear repair areas enhanced.

83. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, overall view of verso taken with modified raking light with tear repairs and all edge fills enhanced.

84. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, overall view front captured using near infrared reflectography.
Photo credit: Larry Davis

85. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, overall view of verso captured using near infrared reflectography.
Photo credit: Larry Davis

86. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, overall view of front captured using thermal infrared imaging.
Photo credit: Larry Davis

87. Pollaiuolo, Battle of the Nudes, CMA first-state impression, overall view of verso captured using thermal infrared imaging.
Photo credit: Larry Davis

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