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Old Man with a Turban

A work made of etching on ivory paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on ivory paper.




Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
Italian, 1609-1664

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One of a set of sixteen small heads with “Oriental” headdresses, this plate has a spontaneous quality a depth of characterization that parallel some studies made at the same time by Rembrandt.


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Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione


Old Man with a Turban


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Artist's working dates 1636–1670


Etching on ivory paper


Sheet: 24.1 × 18.7 cm (9 1/2 × 7 3/8 in.); Plate: 11.1 × 8.1 cm (4 3/8 × 3 1/4 in.)

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