Bearded Old Man with his Head Leaning Forward, Wearing a Skullcap, Facing Right by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

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  • Date: 1647
  • Type: Prints
  • Medium: Etching
  • Edition size: Coeval sheet: rare
  • Sheet Size: 19,8 x 16
  • Signed: Signed
  • Condition: Pristine
  • Price: Price on Application

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Bartsch, 1920, vol. XXI, n. 50; Bellini, 1982, p. 136, n. 43; T.I.B. Vol. 46, p. 53, n. 50; Commentary 1985, Vol. 46, p. 59, n. 050S2 mm 181 x 153, sheet mm 198 x 160 Signed upper right: ‘Castilione / Genovese’ Very good impression, printed on Italian 17th Century paper, with regular margins all around, in very fine condition. This etching belongs to the Series listed by Bartsch ‘Les grandes têtes d’hommes coëfféeà L’Orientale’ (B. 48-52). Castiglione’s etching technique possesses a lightness and refinement very close to Rembrandt’s examples. References: G. Dillon, ‘ Il genio di Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione: Il Grechetto’, Genoa, 1990.  

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