Collection of Prints and Drawings
Eszter Nagy with Zoltán Kárpáti, Seventeenth-Century Italian Prints
©Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
 
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 Old Man Wearing a Plumed Turban, from the series of Small Studies of Heads in Oriental Headdress
 
Date
1645-50
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
114 x 84 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed at upper right: 'BG CASTILIONE/GENOVESE'
State
second state of two
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna
1803-21, XXI.29.37
Paolo Bellini, Italian Masters of the Seventeenth
Centuries, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 47, Part 1
(Commentary), New York 1987, 4602.037 (only state)
 
Comment
For the series, see inv. no. 15718. This head might derive from a drawing representing David before Saul, now in the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (inv. no. 2296).
 
Inventory Number
15723
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Mounted I
Citation Line
Castiglione, Giovanni Benedetto (Print made by), Inv. No. 15723, in Eszter Nagy with Zoltán Kárpáti, Seventeenth-Century Italian Prints: An On-Line Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2012 » http://www.printsanddrawings.hu/ (accessed 23rd of April, 2019) «