A beautiful etching on watermarked laid paper, trimmed along the edge, in excellent condition, except for a central fold, visible from the back, and some light spots (see photo).
Bacchanal with bacchants, women and children, a priest and an altar in the middle, next to a funeral monument. On the right the Herm of the god to whom the bacchants offer libations.
Dated on the lower left corner, signed with a dedication from the artist to Paolo Giordano a Duke and famous art collector: “Magnificentissimo Principi Paulo Iordano II Braccianii Duci - And. P.D.D.D. 1649” 1649". Along the right margin Andrea Po inv and f; on the right bottom corner a writing addressed to the publisher: Pace Romae apud Gio Jacomo de Rossi.
From a subject by Titian (1490 ca - 1576), the Bacchanals of the Aldobrandini collection, arrived in Rome in 1625 and immediately inspired the neo-Titian movement that spread throughout the city. Podestà was clearly influenced by said movement during the realization of his few etchings, especially the ones with classical subjects such as bacchanalia with fauns, cherubs, gardens adorned with ancient vases and arteries. For his graphic artworks Podestà was also inspired by artists such as Testa and Castiglione. TIB 4503.003 S1; Bartsch XX.170.3.
- Andrea Podestà (1608-1673)
- Title of artwork
- L'età dell'oro, Baccanale con putti e ninfe
- Plate signed
- In very good condition
- Sold with frame
- Image size
- 265×392 mm
- Total dimensions
- 275×405×0 mm