Bartcsh 7; Bellini 22. Signed in the plate on the base of the column at right: "Genovese / Castilione / P"; inscribed in the plate on the banner held by the two putti: "Glor Inecel". A fine impression in fine condition, aside from minor foxing. With 1/4 inch margins.
The artist had previously used the subject in an altarpiece for the church of S. Luca in Genoa, although the addition of the adjective "genovese" in the signature indicates that the etching was executed in Rome, after 1647.
About Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
Italian, 1609-1664, Genoa, Italy, based in Mantua, Italy