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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 Old Man Wearing a Turban Ornamented with a Small Plume, from the series of Small Studies of Heads in Oriental Headdress
 
Date
1645-50
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
112 x 84 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed at upper left: 'BG CASTILIONE/GENOVESE'
State
first state of second
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XXI.30.40 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Bellini in TIB 1985, 4602.040.S1 (first state of
second) info
Paolo Bellini, Italian Masters of the Seventeenth Centuries, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 46 (Commentary), New York 1985

Boston, Cleveland, and Washington 1989, no. 138 info
Italian Etchers of the Renaissance and the Baroque, Sue Welsh Reed and Richard Wallace (eds), exhibition catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, and National Gallery of Art, Washington 1989
 
Comment
For the series, see inv. no. 15718. A drawing in the Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe of the Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe degli Uffizi, Florence (inv. no. 7050 S), attributed to Castiglione, represents this head in the same direction.
 
Inventory Number
15726
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Mounted I
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