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Production People
Paolo Farinati (Attributed to)artist bio
Farinati [Farinato], Paolo
b Verona, 1524; d Verona, 1606
Title / Description
Virgin and Child with St John the Baptist
 
Date
1590s
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
159 x 273 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Inscribed lower left with monogram: 'P.F'
State
first state of three
 
Watermark
no
Provenance
Stephan Delhaes (Lugt 761)
 
References
Bartsch XVI.170.4 (as Orazio Farinati after Paolo
Farinati) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Albricci 1980, p. 26, no. 4 (as Orazio Farinati, first
state of three) info
Gioconda Albricci, 'Le incisioni di Paolo e Orazio Farinati,' Saggi e memorie di storia dell'arte 12 (1980), pp. 8-30

Dillon in Verona 1980, no. XI.48 (attributed to Paolo
Farinati, first state) info
Gianvittorio Dillon, La grafica: Stampe e libri a Verona negli anni di Palladio, in Palladio e Verona, ed. Paola Marini, exhibition catalogue, Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona 1980, pp. 257-89

Boston, Cleveland, and Washington 1989, no. 30 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

Marini in Verona 2006, no. 202 (attributed to Paolo
Farinati, first state of three) info
Giorgio Marini, 'Incisioni' in Paolo Farinati 1524-1606: Dipinti, incisioni e disegni per l'architettura, eds. Giorgio Marini, Paola Marini, and Francesca Rossi, exhibition catalogue, Verona, Museo del Castelvecchio 2006, pp. 207-19
 
Comment
According to Giorgio Marini, the figures are typical of Paolo Farinati, while the landscape backgound is related to works by Étienne Duperac and Cornelis Cock, whose influence was present in the Veneto through reproductions by Giambattista Pittoni and Battista del Moro. Dillon also noted the influence of Paolo Veronese as well as that of Titian, known by Farinati through prints, especially woodcuts. The attribution of the etching has been debated: it had generally been given to Orazio, regardless of the signature, until Oberhuber, and later Dillon and Marini found it more similar to works by Paolo. On the basis of the numerous marks in the print, Marini supposed it was etched on a tin plate. Albricci in 1980 notes that the Child is reminiscent of Giulio Romano's Holy Family with St James, St John the Baptist and St Mark, in Santa Maria dell'Anima, Rome, but the compositional scheme is also close to Titian's Rest on the Flight into Egypt, recorded also in an Anonymous chiaroscuro woodcut. This etching may be related to Paolo Farinati's fresco of 1589, already lost, once on the facade of M. Marin's house in Verona.
 
Inventory Number
6945
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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