Il Cristo (not present on this rare proof impression)
Engraving and stipple engraving on wove (vellin type) paper.
Sheet size: 32,8 x 46,8 cm. Image size: 27,5 x 38,5 cm.
Source unknown, to be determined.
Made by Giovanni Folo after Michelangelo Bonaroti. Giovanni Folo (1764-1836) was an Italian engraver of the Neoclassic period, from Bassano. He originally studied with Giulio Golini and G.B. Mengardi in Venice. In 1781 he moved to Rome to study with Giovanni Volpato, but later he followed the style of the Volpato’s pupil, Raffaello Morghen, gaining fame for his engravings after famous paintings and sculptures of the most eminent masters, including Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Nicolas Poussin, Bertel Thorwaldsen, Antonio Canova and others. He was a member of the Academy of Saint Luke (Accademia di San Luca) in Rome, and died in Rome. In 1836, he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Honorary Academician. (source wikipedia) Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian; 1475 – 1564).
Condition: Very good, given age. Narrow margins. Light soiling. Tiniy pinhole in top right margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: JESUS AT CROSS-MARY MAGDALENE-SKULL