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Production People
Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (Print made by)artist bio
Castiglione, Giovanni Benedetto [il Grechetto]
b Genoa, bapt 23 March 1609; d Mantua, 5 May 1664
Title / Description
Bearded Man Wearing a Cap Ornamented with Fur, from the series of Small Studies of Heads in Oriental Headdress
 
Date
1645-50
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
112 x 82 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed at upper left: 'GB CASTILIONVS/GENOVESE'
State
only state
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XXI.27.32 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Bellini in TIB 1987, 4602.032 (only state) info
Paolo Bellini, Italian Masters of the Seventeenth Centuries, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 47, Part 1 (Commentary), New York 1987
 
Comment
The series was inspired by the etchings of Rembrandt and Jan Lievens. The inconsistent use of the term 'genovese' in the inscriptions suggest that it was begun in Genoa and finished in Rome.
 
Inventory Number
15718
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Mounted I
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