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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

Giovanni Domenico de' Rossi (Published by)artist bio
Rossi, Giovanni Domenico de'
b 1619; d 1653
Title / Description
Four Scholars Amidst Broken Tombs
 
Date
1645
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
303 x 204 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed on the lower margin: 'IO: BENED. CASTILIONVS PINXIT' and inscribed with publisher's address: 'Si stampano in Roma per Gio: Dom.co Rossi alla Pace all Insegna di Parigi Con licenza de Superiori' and inscribed at the feet of the child: 'Nec Sepulcra legem uereor/ne perdam memoriam' and on the stone: 'TEMPRELIS/AETERNITAS/1645'
State
third or fourth state of four
 
Provenance
private collection (purchased in 1977)
 
References
Bartsch XXI.23.25 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Bellini in TIB 1985, 4602.025.S3 or S4 (third or fourth
state of four) info
Paolo Bellini, Italian Masters of the Seventeenth Centuries, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 46 (Commentary), New York 1985
 
Comment
See under inv. no. 15712.
 
Inventory Number
L.77.284
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Unmounted
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