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Madonna and Child with Saint Joseph

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

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  • A work made of etching in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

before 1613

Artist:

Ventura Salimbeni (Italian, 1568-1613)
after Guido Reni (Italian, 1575-1642)

About this artwork

The painter Ventura Salimbeni was active in Siena and Rome, leaving a group of seven etchings of religious subjects, many produced while working on Vatican frescos in the early 1590s. Here Salimbeni’s mature Madonna lovingly interacts with her child as Saint Joseph stands guard outside. This print was copied several times in the early 17th century, with one version cropped tightly around the main figures, excluding Saint Joseph. All the copies were in reverse, which had the curious effect of correcting the artist’s signature, which was reversed in the original, itself a copy after a Guido Reni etching.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Ventura Salimbeni

Title

Madonna and Child with Saint Joseph

Origin

Italy

Date

Artist's working dates 1587–1613

Medium

Etching in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

176 × 133 mm (plate); 180 × 136 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections

Reference Number

1920.2416

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