Ferdinando Cassina (fl.1830–1840) and Camera (fl.1837–1842)
The Royal Collection Trust has another engraving by both of these engravers with hand-colouring (presumably by Camera) from the same series of engravings (see https://www.rct.uk/collection/search#/5/collection/607020/louise-of-savoye) and a another hand-coloured engraving executed solely by Camera (see https://www.rct.uk/collection/search#/6/collection/607014/carlotta-daughter-of-john-ii-of-cyrus-and-wife-of-louis-i-duke-of-savoy).
“La Madonna del Baraccano” (or as inscribed in the plate, “Bente Bentivoglio dipinto a fresco nella chiesa del Baracano in Bologna”), 1830, after the intermediary design by Giovanni Battista Frulli (1782-1826) after Francesco del Cossa’s (1436–1478) fresco executed in 1472 (now very damaged) in the church of Santa Maria del Baraccano, Bologna.
Engraving on cream wove paper with gouache hand-colouring, trimmed with a small margin around the image borderline.
Size: (sheet) 41.5 x 26 cm; (image borderline) 38 x 22.6 cm.
Lettered in plate within the image borderline: (lower centre) “IOHANN 'BENT BONONIAE DO/ BENEDIGVS QVIA/ VEINT IN NOMINE DOMINI/ OPERA DE FRANCESCH DEL CoSSA DA FERARA MCCCCL”
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Frulli dis.”; (centre) “Bente Bentivoglio dipinto a fresco nella chiesa del Baracano in Bologna”; (right) “Camera e Cassina inc.”
Condition: a well-printed engraving with very finely executed hand-colouring. The sheet has a 2 cm tear in the lower edge at left with flattened creasing and there are pale water stains also in the lower left extending up to the height of the painted figure.
I am selling this curiously interesting and historically important engraving of the now very damaged fresco that this engraving reproduces—note that the painted figure shown in adoration of the Madonna is the patron of the original fresco, Bente Bentivoglio, and is now almost obliterated from the fresco—for the total cost of AU$298 (currently US$214.47/EUR189.29/GBP157.83 at the time of posting 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 purchasing this rare engraving reproducing a fresco by Del Cossa—a follower of Mantegna and, in turn, Squarcione—please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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