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Plate 10: Old woman with a rosary and a boy counting coins; from 'Icones ad vivum expressae' after Giovanni Battista Piazzetta

Artist:
Giovanni Cattini (Italian, Venice ca. 1715–ca. 1800 Venice)
Artist:
After Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (Italian, Venice 1682–1754 Venice)
Date:
1743
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 7/16 × 15 3/16 in. (49.4 × 38.6 cm) Plate: 17 15/16 × 13 11/16 in. (45.5 × 34.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.40.6
Not on view
Cattini engraved a set of 15 plates (frontispiece plus 14 numbered plates) after Piazzetta, entitling them: Icones ad vivum expressae. Most copies of the set are dated 1754 on the title page. A fine early set in the Mariette album of Piazzetta engravings in the Biblioteque Nationale is dated 1743. Moschini and Palluchini refer to a title page of 1763. Teodoro Viero reissued a reduced set of 8 plates plus title page in 1767. Several prints in the set were also copied by Johann Lorenz Haid of Augsburg (1702 - 1750), 1743-1750 and by Franz Xavier Jungwirth of Munich (1720-1790) in 1753 (see: George Knox, Piazzetta, exh. cata., National Gallery, 1983, no. 25; Maria Wiel, L'eredità di Piazzetta, 1996, no.79, p. 51).
Vecchia con rosario e fanuciullo di profilo

Inscription: Lettered along bottom border: 'Clarils. Viro Petro Philippo Jamineau/ in suae aestimationis specimen D.D.D.'; bottom left: 'Jo. Bapta Piazzetta delin.'; bottom right: 'Joannes Cattini Sculptor Venetus.'; numbered bottom center: 'X.'
Vendor: John Britnell & Son
Wiel 1996, no. 79
Maria Agnese Chiari Moretto Wiel L'eredità di Pizzetta Volti e figure nell' incisione del Settecento. 1996, cat. no. 79, p. 51, ill.



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