Feast of Herod being presented the head of St. John the Baptist. Salome is present. A musician plays a harp. After a fresco by Giotto de Bondone in the Santa Maria del Carmine Church in Florence.
Made by Thomas Patch after Giotto de Bondone.
Medium: Etching on hand laid (verge) paper. Watermark: Unclear coat of arms in Italian paper.
Sheet size: 42.8 x 21.9 cm (16.85 x 8.62 inch). Image size: 41.8 x 20.9 cm. (16.46 x 8.23 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. Light soiling. A bit stained at top left corner. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
HEAD OF ST. JOHN-FEAST HEROD-SALOME-HARP MUSIC | PCO-EXPO-35
From a series of twelve plates after Giotto: ‘Queste Pittura di Giotto nella Chiesa del Carmine, etc.’, c.1770.
Biography engraver: Thomas Patch (1725-1782) was an English painter, printmaker, physiognomist and art historian. He also studied early Italian art and published a series of prints. He was active in Italy from 1747 on and was an important contact for British visiting Florence and doing the grand tour.
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