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Giovanni Battista Galestruzzi, Silenus and Satyrs

GIOVANNI BATTISTA GALESTRUZZI (Florence 1618 - after 1677) SILENUS ON AN ASS ACCOMPAINED BY FAUNS AND SATYRS; SILENUS RECLINING NEAR A GOAT
A pair of etchings. Bartsch 14 and 15. Very good, even impressions; B. 14 first state of two, B. 15 second state of three. Both the prints trimmed to the platemark and lightly foxed, otherwise in good condition; B. 14 150 x 205 mm, B 15 147 x 202 mm. PROVENANCE: P. Davidsohn (Lugt 654).

Galestruzzi was a pupil, in his native town, of Francesco Furini and perhaps of Della Bella. He later moved to Rome, where he enrolled the Accademia di San Luca in 1652. He was an accomplished draughtsman and etcher. Galestruzzi's most important work is a series of etchings for Leonardo Agostini’s book Le gemme antiche figurate (Rome, 1657–9). He also produced several collections of etchings of low reliefs and friezes after Polidoro da Caravaggio.

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