Category: italian

The Four Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter, attributed to the circle of Rosalba Carriera

Italian, 18th century

pastel

private collection x

Allegory of Painting, attributed to a sister of Rosalba Carriera


Italian, 18th century


pastel on paper mounted on canvas


private collection x

Detail of the god Pan and two satyrs, from an etching by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, called Il Grechetto. Italian, c. 1645. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

From the Met:

In the 1640s, Castiglione produced a group of etchings that bring to life the world of Theocritus’ Idylls and Virgil’s Eclogues, in which Pan is frequently invoked as lord of the flocks and patron of pastoral poetry. In this etching, the resting god, wearing his usual crown of pine, receives a second crown of grape leaves. The volcano must be Etna, for the rustic verse of both the Greek Theocritus (ca. 300–260 B.C.) and the Roman Virgil (70–19 B.C.) is set in Sicily.

Pan Reclining at Left with Two Standing Satyrs, a Large Vase on a Pedestal at Right by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, called Il Grechetto

Italian, c. 1645

etching

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bacchanal Before an Altar of the Gods by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, called Il Grechetto

Italian, c. 1645

etching

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Detail of Circe from an etching by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, called Il Grechetto. Italian, 1650-1651. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  

A Satyr Reclining at the Foot of a Statue of Priapus, Goats at the Right by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, called Il Grechetto

Italian, c. 1645-1648

etching

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Study for a sculpture of Neptune by Giambologna 

black chalk on paper

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Copy after Giambologna’s Neptune Fountain in Piazza San Petronio, Bologna, by an unknown artist

Italian, c. 1600

pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, red wash, on black chalk, ruling, on twelve sheets of paper

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Detail of Fortuna, after a model by Giambologna 

Italian, early 17th century

bronze

Metropolitan Museum of Art