17thC.Orig. Antonio Tempesta etching early impression
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17thC. Original Antonio Tempesta etching in early impression
A fine etching in the sensitive style of the Northern Italian Schools
The design of the women sometimes let's think about those of Parmigianino
Excellent plate tone and the little scratches from the uncleaned copper plate typical for very early impressions.
A similar etching is in the collection of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.
Ulyssis socios devorat Polyphemus (Polyphemus Eating Ulysses' Men, as Achaemides Watches),
from the series Ovid*s Metamorphoses , 17th century
Etching 10.4 x 11.9 cm
Antonio Tempesta (1555-1630)
This painter engraver from Florence is an important link between the Flemish and Italian art. He was a pupil of Jan Van Der Straet (Stradanus) who was born in Bruges-Flanders. As a painter he was important and his fresco of hunting scenes and battle scenes are estimated. Antonio, perhaps even more then Rembrandt saw the etching technique as the medium to express his art. He made a larger amount of them and specialized in the study of horses who are, in his oeuvre of an exceptional quality.