Date of Printing: 1848 • Medium: Mezzotint • Subject Category: Religious • Signed: Unsigned • Period Created: Romantic (1800 - 1899) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 21.5 x 15.8 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 35 x 26 • Style: FOLIO Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Good, with slight foxing • Edition Type: Limited Edition • Paper Type: Heavy Unbleached Cotton Rag • Framed: Print only
This is an exceptionally beautiful mezzotint print revealing lush blacks and textures distinctive to this print technique. As typical for the period, mezzotint prints were created to represent classic oil paintings from the masters, here the Renaissance painter Antonio da Correggio (1489-1534). At bottom it reads "The Marriage of St. Catherine; Painted by Correggio -- Engraved by Alfred T. Heath; The Painting in the Museum at Naples."
London; Published for the Proprietors By Geo. Virtue, 36 Ivy Lane
In excellent/good condition, due to slight water stain on upper left corner, and foxing around the edges. Please see photo.