Print, The Genius of the Painter
This is a Print. It was designed by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione and published by Giovanni Giacomo de'Rossi and dedicatee: Matthys van der Merwede, lord of Clootwyck. It is dated 1645–47 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is etching on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
This object was
It is credited
Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.
Its dimensions are
37.7 x 25.5 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Watermark (in shield): REV / CAMERA / APOSTO / LICA
It is inscribed
Printed in plate, lower center: Si uendono in Roma da Gio: Iacomo de Rossi - 1648 - alla Pace; lower right: Illo. atq. Ornmo / D. Ma. / Da Meruhe Dno de / Clootuyck bonaz Artium / Maecenati dignisfimo / Jo: Jacobus De Rubcif. D. D. D.
Cite this object as
Print, The Genius of the Painter; Designed by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (Italian, 1609–1664); Published by Giovanni Giacomo de'Rossi (Italian, 1627 - 1691); Dedicatee: Matthys van der Merwede, lord of Clootwyck (Dutch, ca. 1625 - after 1677); Italy; etching on off-white laid paper; 37.7 x 25.5 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-1504