The Nativity with God the Father and Angels

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

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  • A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.

Date:

after 1647

Artist:

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
Italian, 1609-1664

About this artwork

A prolific painter, etcher, and draftsman, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione produced several innovative renditions of the Nativity. The epic horizontal sweep of this etching emphasizes the cosmic power of Christ’s heavenly father (it entirely omits Joseph, Christ’s earthly stepfather).

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Artist

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

Title

The Nativity with God the Father and Angels

Origin

Italy

Date

1645–1649

Medium

Etching on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

295 x 207 mm (plate); 335 x 244 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Harold Joachim Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1972.986

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