Adam kneeling in grief, his hand to his head, beside the body of Abel lying dead; in the background Cain flees with his hands in the air.
Only known etching made by Ambrogio Coraggioso.
From 1660, the date that his friend Andrea Sacchi died.
After Andrea Sacchi (1599, 1660). He was a leading exponent of the classical tendency in Roman Baroque painting,
Ann Sutherland Harris's catalogue of Sacchi, no.41.
The original painting is lost, but was in the Barberini collection. Coraggioso was a friend of Sacchi and witnessed a codicil to his will shortly before his death. This is the only print known by him. (source British Museum).
Etched text below in tiny letters ""Andrea Sachi inventor Ambrogio Coragioso skulpsit / And Sachi inv"
In excellent condition. Good dark impression.
Printed on thin laid paper, on the margins image complete.
Some traces of aging, not disturbing.
With a good watermark.
Very rare, only one other found, at the British Museum.
Delivered in a museum passe-partout.
- Ambrogio Coraggioso, Andrea Sacchi (1599, 1660)
- Title of artwork
- Adam kneeling in grief, after Cain's dead.
- 1700 and before
- Plate signed
- Excellent condition
- Total dimensions
- 21.2×28.8×0 cm