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Tuesday 27 August 2019

Andrea Zucchi's etching, “The Last Supper”, 1720, after Tintoretto

Andrea Zucchi (1679 - 1740)

“The Last Supper” (aka “Cena di Cristo”), c1720, after the Intermediary design by Silvestro Manaigo (c1670–1734), after the painting by Jacopo Tintoretto (aka Jacopo Robusti) (1519–1594) in the Chapel of the Sacrament (right hand side) of the Church of San Trovaso in Venice, published by Domenico Lovisa (fl.1710–1750) in the series of 57 prints by Andrea Zucchi after paintings in the second part of “Il gran Teatro di Venezia, ovvero raccolta delle principali vedute e pitture che in essa si contengono” (the first part of this publication features 65 views of Venice), first editioned in c1720 in Venice.

Etching on laid paper with margins above and below, trimmed along the platemark on the sides, backed with a support sheet and stamped with an unidentified collector’s mark at lower centre of the margin.
Size: (sheet) 42.3 x 58.2 cm; (plate) 40 x 58.2 cm; (image borderline) 35 x 57 cm.
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “Siluestro Manaigo delineò”; (centre) “Cena di Cristo del Tintoretto nella Chiesa de SS. Geruaso, e Protaso detto S. Trouaso in Venetia.”; (right) “Andrea Zucchi Sculp/ Per Domenico Louisa in Rialto.”

Le Blanc IV.267.14 (Charles Le Blanc 1854–88, "Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes: contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations", 4 vols., Paris, cat. no. 14, p. 267).

Condition: richly inked and well printed impression in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, folds, holes, abrasions, significant stains or foxing) trimmed along the platemark on the sides and with a margin at the upper and lower edges of the sheet. There is a collector’s ink stamp on the margin at the lower edge. The sheet is laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper.

I am selling this large etching transcribing the details and tones of Tintoretto’s painting of the same composition in line, for AU$197 (currently US$133.03/EUR119.70/GBP108.61 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).

If you are interested in acquiring this marvellous etching capturing Tintoretto’s love of skewed perspective, extreme foreshortening, dramatic gestures, theatrical lighting and unusual viewpoints exemplifying the period style called Mannerism, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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