Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
MelancholiaMade in Italy, Europe
After c. 1660
Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (called il Grechetto), Italian, 1609 - 1664
Brush and reddish brown oil-based paint on beige laid paper
Currently not on view
|The Muriel and Philip Berman Gift, acquired from the Matthew Carey Lea bequest of 1898 to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with funds contributed by Muriel and Philip Berman and the Edgar Viguers Seeler Fund (by exchange), 1984|
LabelCastiglione was a unique creative figure of the Italian Baroque, inventing the monotype print process as well as the distinctive kind of work on paper seen here, made with a brush and directly combining linseed oil with rather coarsely ground reddish-brown or brown dry pigment. These drawings were intended as finished works and not as preparatory studies.