The Annunciation
etching, 1594, on laid paper, without watermark, a very good impression of this rare print, first state (of three), printing with much plate tone on the spandrels and inky plate edges in places
Sheet 291 x 169 mm.
With Olimpia Theodoli, London.
Eric G. Stanley (1923-2018), Oxford; acquired from the above on 13 November 2000.
Bartsch 4
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The Sienese painter and etcher Ventura Salimbeni (half-brother of Francesco Vanni) moved to Rome in 1588, where he received numerous commissions, including works in Chiesa del Gesu' and Santa Maria Maggiore: in the latter, the painted Annunciation that can be related to the present etching but with some differences. Two preparatory drawings for the composition exist: one in the Biblioteca Comunale degli Intronati in Siena (inv. no. S.III.3, 14r c) and a second drawing of the whole composition, attributed to Salimbeni, at the Louvre (inv. no. 1638r).
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