Artist: Pellegrino Tibaldi (Italy, 1527–1596), also known as Pellegrino di Tibaldo de Pellegrini.
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 refined technique: his engravings show the effects of soft modeling and chiaroscuro, usually achieved by painting.
Engraver: Antonio Marchi, Italy. Work period 1833 – 1853.
Title: Sposalizio di S. Catterina, matrimonio mistico di Santa Caterina da Siena.
Signed and Titled in plate: P. Tibaldi dip. Fran. Rosaspina dis. Ant. Marchi inc.
Sposalizio di S. Catterina.
Dimensions: Image 9 3/4" x 6 3/8". Platemark 12 1/4" x 8 1/4". Sheet 19" 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 edges and soiling. 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 0500291814.
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 Beni Culturali.