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Production People
Simone Cantarini (Print made by)artist bio
Cantarini, Simone [il Pesarese]
b Pesaro, bapt 21 Aug 1612; d Verona, 15 Oct 1648
Title / Description
Madonna and Child with a Bird
 
Date
1635-36
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
207 x 144 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
no
State
second state of two
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XIX.133.18 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Bellini 1980, no. 4 (second state of two) info
Paolo Bellini (ed.), L' opera incisa di Simone Cantarini, exhibition catalogue, Castello Sforzesco, Milan 1980

Boston, Cleveland, and Washington 1989, no. 62 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

Massari 1997, no. III.22 (second state of two) info
Anna Maria Ambrosini Massari, 'Incisioni,' in Simone Cantarini detto il Pesarese, ed. Andrea Emiliani, exhibition catalogue, Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, Bologna 1997, pp. 303-57.
 
Comment
Cantarini produced this print while he was studying in Guido Reni's workshop. The etching's stylistic similarity with Reni's own prints made Bellini think that the print was finished by the master himself. The plate is preserved in the Calcografia Nazionale, Rome (inv. no. 305).
 
Inventory Number
9206
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Unmounted
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