This is an original etching by Italian Old Master Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (il Grechetto) The title of this work is:
Bearded Old Man With His Head Leaning Forward, Wearing a Skullcap, from the series Large Studies of heads in Oriental Headdress created circa 1645. The image is plate signed upper left corner of the image, thread margins all around, the image measures 7X5 7/8 inches. Printed on a thin sheet, no watermarks visible.
Engraving after Albani, image size 10 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches, plate size 11 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches. Provenance: Schwerin Museum, Hamburg.
This 17th century engraving by the Dutch artist, Cornelius Visscher, measures 9 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches, c.1655, on laid paper with partial collectors seal on back. "A.V. Oftade pinxit et excud., C. Visscher fecit aqua forti. and Ger. Valk Excudit" printed on bottom margin. Born into the city of Haarlem during the early decades of the 17th century where a diverse artistic community prospered, Visscher became one of the most accomplished and celebrated printmakers of the time.
Engraving after Philippe de Champagne. Randall 1485. Image size 17 x 12 1/4 in, sheet size 17 7/8 x 13 in.
Mezzotint engraving after Johann Leonhard Hirschmann, 1737, image size 19 1/2 x 14 inches, unidentified collector's stamp verso
Engraving after Carolo le Brun, plate size 22 x 15 7/8 inches, 1685, printed in Paris with permission of the king, Fogg Museum provenance, J.W. Randall Collection #1685
This is an original engraving by Paulus Pontius after the painting by Anthony Van Dyck. The image size is 9 5/8 x 6 3/4 inches, c. 1700s, inscribed "Ant. van Dyck pinxit" and "Paul. du pont sculpt" in the lower left margin, with the title and a phrase in Latin below the image, with the original Kennedy Gallery label. Stalbent was a Flemish landscape painter and friend of Anthony Van Dyck when this portrait was painted. This engraving is printed on a very early laid type paper with margins trimmed to approximately 1/4 inch outside of the plate mark, some foxing as is to be expected in a print of this age.
Engraving after Correggio, image size 16 3/8 x 14 1/2 inches, Randall 2523, Fogg Museum provenance
Engraving after Philippe de Champagne. Randall 1487. Image size 17 x 12 3/8 in, sheet size 18 3/8 x 13 3/4 in.
Engraving after a painting by Correggio, image size 16 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches, c. 1680s, period printing.
Engraving after Charles Coypel, 2nd state with the correction "modele," image and plate size 16 1/8 x 11 7/16 in, Gray Coll. #1028, Fogg Museum provenance
Engraving after Titian. According to Louis Thies, the painting in the Louvres "is supposed to represent the Duke Alfonso I of Ferrara and Laura Bianti." Image size 13 1/16 x 10 3/4 in, sheet size 16 1/4 x 12 3/8 in. Randall Coll. #12117, Fogg Museum provenance.
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