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S.te Catherine de Sienne. D'Après le bas-relief de Melchior Caffa qui est dans le Cabinet de Mr. Crozat.
S.te Catherine de Sienne. D'Après le bas-relief de Melchior Caffa qui est dans le Cabinet de Mr. Crozat. De la meme grandeur de l'Estampe gravée par Simon François Ravenet.
[n.d., c.1735]
Engraving, platemark 470 x 290mm (18½ x 11½") very large margins. Letterpress attached: 'From the Collection of the Late Sir Thomas Lawrence'.
The Ecstasy of St Catherine of Siena, engraved after a bas-relief by the Maltese sculptor Melchiore Caffa (1638-67). Despite his short life Caffa was the most significant figure in Italian Baroque architecture in the generation following Bernini. This print, which supposedly belonged to the great portraitist Sir Thomas Lawrence, was issued as part of the 'Recueil Crozat' a large series commissioned by the collector Pierre Crozat and reproducing famous works of the era.
[Ref: 42006]   £260.00  
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