Cesare Bassano, after Carlo Antonio Procaccini - Portrait of actor/poet Giovan Battista Andreini

Description
Cesare Bassano, after Carlo Antonio Procaccini - Portrait of actor/poet Giovan Battista Andreini
Engraving - signed - 1613

Portrait of the Italian actor, playwright and poet, Giovan Battista Andreini (1576-1654).

The engraving was made by Cesare Bassano, based on a design by Carlo Antonio Procaccini (1555-1630).

The print is from the book, "L'Adamo Sacra rapresentatione” by Giovan Battista Andreini, Published in Milan by Geronimo Bordoni in 1613

Giambattista Andreini (9 February 1576 – 7 June 1654) was an Italian actor and the most important Italian playwright of the 17th century. He was born in Florence to stage stars Isabella Andreini and Francesco Andreini. He had a great success as a comedian in Paris, and was a favourite with Louis XIII.

Inscription: 'GIO: BATTISTA ANDREANI FIORENTINO COMICO FEDELE, DEL SERmo Sre DVCA DI MANTOVA D'ETA D'ANNI XVL'
Cesare Bassoni F.

Mounted on heavy paper, on which is the collectors mark (Lugt 1337) of Heinrich Kaspar Lempertz senior (1816-1896). Lempertz was a famous bookseller, collector and print dealer in Cologne.

Condition: Good impression. Cut to border. Mounted on heavy paper. See photos.

Cesare Bassano (1584–1648) was an Italian painter and engraver. He was born in Milan.

Carlo Antonio Procaccini (born 1555 in Bologna, lived in Milan, died 1630) was an Italian painter of the late-Renaissance period.

Lot details
Artist
Cesare Bassano, after Carlo Antonio Procaccini
Title of artwork
Portrait of actor/poet Giovan Battista Andreini
Year
1613
Technique
Engraving
Signature
signed
Condition
See description
Sold with frame
No
Image size
9.5×12 cm
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