Sunday, 30 June 2019
Orazio Borgianni's etching, “God appearing to Moses”, 1615
Orazio Borgianni (aka Orazio Borgiani) (c1578–1616)
“God appearing to Moses” (TIB title) (“Dieu apparoȋt à Moīse au milieu du buisson ardent” [Bartsch title]), 1615 (inscribed on plate), plate 30 from the series of 52 etchings after Raphael, “The Loggia Paintings” (TIB title).
Etching on fine laid paper, trimmed with narrow margins around the platemark and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 16.1 x 18.7 cm; (plate) 15.9 x 18.5 cm.
Numbered on plate at lower left: “30”.
Inscribed on plate within the image borderline: (on stone at lower left corner) “1615 / [artist’s monogram]”
Lifetime impression of the only state. (Note: attribution of this print to a lifetime impression is based on the crisp quality of the lines showing minimal wear to the plate.)
TIB 38 (17).30(318) (Walter L Strauss [ed.] 1979, “The Illustrated Bartsch”, vol. 38, New York, Abaris Books, p. 389); Bartsch XVII.318.30.
The Rijksmuseum offers the following description of this print:
(transl.) “God appears to Moses in the burning bush. Moses is kneeling with his hands in front of his face.”
See also the description of this print offered by the British Museum:
Condition: richly inked and near faultless museum-quality impression in excellent condition for its age (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or significant signs of use). The sheet is backed with a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.
I am selling this superb lifetime impression executed in the last year of the artist’s life and based on the design of the legendary Raphael (1483–1520) who had passed away only 95 years before this print was created, for AU$257 (currently US$180.49/EUR158.67/GBP14211 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).
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