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While resting on the flight into Egypt, a vision occurs to the holy family, of the cross looped by a crown of thorns. Etching by P. Testa after himself, c. 1650.

  • Testa, Pietro, 1611-1650.
Date
1600-1699
Reference
22291i
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Description

The leftmost angel holds two thick nails in its hands. A figure dressed in the same fashion as the other angels but without wings, leans against the cross, looking down upon Christ, who embraces the base of the cross. On the right an angel rests its hand on Joseph, who has his head in his hand, and points away to the right

Publication/Creation

Rome alla pace : Gio. Jacomo Rossi forma.

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 36 x 29.7 cm

Lettering

Fuggendo il benedetto Giesù, ancor fanciullo, in Egitto, per alluntanarsi dall'ira d'Erode, comincio a calcare il faticoso sentiero de primi affanni; onde nell istesso punto, in cui l'angelo porto l'aviso della fuga a Gioseppe si rappresenta ch'egli in effeto abbracciasse la crose decretatagli ab eterno dal padre ...

References note

Adam Bartsch, Le peintre graveur (Nieuwkoop : 1982), vol. 20, p. 130

Lettering note

Lettering continues: "et accettata da esso nel primo instante della sua concezzione l'espressione di questo divoto pensiero vien da me presetata al merito incomparabile di V.S. Ill.ma quale supplico a gradir nell angustia del presete foglio la grandezza della mia osseruanza et humilmente la riverisco. P. Testa. All. ill.mo s.re et prone et mio oss.mo il sig. cau.re Cassiano del Pozzo"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 22291i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Italian


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