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Gimignani, Giacinto (1606-1681)
[Original etching/originele ets] S. Philip Neri in adoration of Jesus with Mary, St. Joseph and putti/Apostel van Rome Filippus Neri aanbidt Jezus en Maria en Jozef.
"According to a recent publication by Loredana Lorizzo, this scene representing S. Philip Neri in adoration of the infant Jesus at the presence of Mary and Joseph was very dear to the painter Giacinto Gimignani for he included the original painting in his own will. As Lorizzo argues, the painting must have been realized in 1648 to celebrate the birth of his son, named after the saint. In his 'post mortem' inventory (1680) Gimignani mentions a plate with ""S. Philip with the Madonna"" which is most likely the plate used for this impression.The etching at the Casanatense reproduced in Lorizzo's article presents some discrepancies with ours. The inscriptions are the clearest difference: the name of the Saint is reported on the stairs where he is kneeling [S.FILIPPO NERI] and on the bottom right is the address of the publisher: [Si Stampa da Vincenzo Billij alla Chiesa nova. Hycinthus Gimignianus Inven. 1649]. The illustrated impression, preserved at the Casanatense Library in Rome, results much smaller in respect to ours, as it was cut before publishing. Also, the treatment of light and shadow in the Casanatense impression is more dramatic, realized with intense crosshatchings in the darker areas. Our impression is more delicate and it is thus a remarkable state, possibly the first.Our impression was cut to the plate mark and pasted on a thick sheet of laid paper. On the bottom left, in pen and brown ink a different attribution is given: 'Carlo Morato fecit', possibly pointing to Carlo Maratta, a painter in the same circle of Gimignani.The space left blank under the compositio … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Arine van der Steur [Netherlands]
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