Artist: Bartolomeo Ramenghi, also called Bagnacavallo, il Bagnacavallo or il Baruffaldi (1484 - 1542), was an Italian painter of the Renaissance. He received the nickname Bagnacavallo from the village of Bagnacavallo, where he was born.
Intermediary draughtsman: Francesco Rosaspina (Italy, 1762 - 1841), a fundamental figure in the constitution of the Pontifical Academy, began in 1818 to engrave the paintings of the art gallery on copper. The work ended in 1829 with a volume consisting of 72 prints (see Pinacoteca Nazionale Bologna, 1967, p. 28). The artist has a refined technique: his engravings show the effects of soft modeling and chiaroscuro, usually achieved by painting.
Engraver: Giuseppe Asioli (Italy, 1783-1845), an engraver from Correggio.
Title: La S. Famiglia e li SS. Paolo Benedetto, e Maria Maddalena (The Virgin Mary and Christ child, St Paul, Mary Magdalene, St Benedict, and Joseph). Sacra Famiglia con Santi (Holy Family with Saints).
Signed, Titled, Numbered, and Dated in plate: B. Ramenghi detto Bagnacavallo dip. F. Rosaspina dis. G. Asioli inc. La S. Famiglia e li SS. Paolo Benedetto, e Maria Maddalena.
Dimensions: Image 9 1/4" x 6 5/8". Platemark 11 1/2" x 8 1/2". Sheet 19 1/8" x 13".
Publisher: Presso L'Autore.
Edition: La Pinacoteca della Pontificia Accademia delle Belle Arti in Bologna pubblicata da Francesco Rosaspina, Professore nell'Accademia suddetta. Bologna.
Materials and Techniques: etching on wove paper.
Provenance: The Estate of George "Yorgo" Demetrakopoulos; professor, assistant director of the Medieval Institute, and assistant to the dean at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, from 1965-2000.
Condition: Wear to corners, soiling, and foxing. The signs of aging are appropriate for the time. A detailed condition report is available on demand.
Part of: From a complete set of 72 original drawings by Rosaspina for 'La Pinacoteca,' a book of engravings featuring works from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna.
Museums and Libraries:
- Catalogo generale dei Beni Culturali 0500291806
Art Movements, Periods & Schools: Italian School XVI C. Italian School XIX C.
Note: This entry incorporates text from the catalog entry and uses the catalog description of the same item from the collection of The Catalogo generale dei Beni Culturali.