Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, known as Grechetto (Genoa, 609 – Mantua, 1664) painter and engraver among the greatest exponents of the Genoese Baroque school.
The subject was mistakenly considered as a bacchanal in honour of the God Pan (an error initiated by Bartsch) but the statue depicts the god Terminus covered in crowns. The work was probably made in 1645, this is print run III/III signed in the bottom right corner with the addition of the publisher Gian Giacomo De Rossi "alla Pace" and the date 1648.
Image size: 228 x 180 mm with small intact edges.
Restorations on two corners, the one on top right is lacking a 9 mm piece (not of the engraved part);
foxing. Laid paper with a watermark that is difficult to interpret, but present.
In rather good general condition: the back shows traces of glue, restoration and reinforcements.
A very beautiful work that influenced other artists of the time.
Bartsch 1821, XXI , n.16 on p.18
*Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
*Civica raccolta Bertarelli, Milan
*Musei Civici, Pavia.
- Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione "il Grechetto"
- Tittel på kunstverk
- Baccanale davanti all'altare del Dio Termine, stato III/III
- 1700 og tidligere
- Forhåndstrykket signatur
- Totale dimensjoner
- 244×193×0 mm