Ambrogio Coraggioso, Andrea Sacchi (1599, 1660) - Adam kneeling in grief, after Cain's dead.

Description
Ambrogio Coraggioso, Andrea Sacchi (1599, 1660) - Adam kneeling in grief, after Cain's dead.
Etching - Plate signed

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,

References:
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.

Lot details
Object
Print
Artist
Ambrogio Coraggioso, Andrea Sacchi (1599, 1660)
Title of artwork
Adam kneeling in grief, after Cain's dead.
Period
1700 and before
Technique
Etching
Signature
Plate signed
Condition
Excellent condition
Total dimensions
21.2×28.8×0 cm
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