‘The placing of Christ in the Sepulchre.’
Mezzotint engraving on wove (vellin) paper.
Sheet size: 42,5 x 57,5 cm. (16,7 x 22,6 inch). Image size: 36,7 x 50,5 cm. (14,4 x 19,9 inch).
Published by J. Boydell in London, 1775. Possibly a later ed.
Made by ‘Valentine Green’ after ‘Ludovico Caracci’. Valentine Green (1739-1813), was a renowned British engraver and print publisher. He was one of the first engravers to show how admirably mezzotint engraving could be applied for pictorial compositions as well as portraits. Particularly his portrait engravings are sought for by collectors. His engravings are distinguished by exceptional richness and subtlety of tone, light and shade. He is considered one of the foremost Britsh engravers of his time. Ludovico Carracci (1555-1619) was an Italian, early-Baroque painter, etcher, and printmaker born in Bologna. He worked with his cousins Agostino and Annibale Carracci on various fresco’s.
Condition: Very good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: PLACING OF CHRIST IN SEPULCHRE