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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
Man with a Long Beard, Wearing a Headdress and Fur Cap, from the series of Large Studies of Heads in Oriental Headdresses
 
Date
late 1640s
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
187 x 137 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed at upper right: 'GB/CASTILONE''
State
only state
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XXI.32.48 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Bellini in TIB 1985, 4602.048 (only state) info
Paolo Bellini, Italian Masters of the Seventeenth Centuries, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 46 (Commentary), New York 1985
 
Comment
This series of 5 plates dates to the late 1640s when Castiglione was interested in the etchings of Rembrandt.
 
Inventory Number
15734
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Mounted I
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