Bartsch I, only state; Bellini I/II
Signed in the plate: Procaccinis / F
William Sharp (mid 19h Century), Manchester (Lugt 2650); Thomas Thane (1782-
1846), London (Lugt 810and Lugt 2420); Christie’s Old Master Prints from Chatsworth
(5 December 1985, Lot 129).
A fine early impression of this rare print, printed with plate tone and wiping marks, with the platemark always visible.
In excellent condition.
This print his related to the altarpiece executed between 1587 and 1590 for the Milanese church of San Fedele, which today is preserved in the Borromeo Collection at the Isola Bella.
This impression is the one sold at the Chatsworth sale (Old Master Prints from Chatsworth, Christie 's London, December 1985, lot 129). For another fine impression see the Ambrosiana collection (Incs. 7725).
Procaccini was famous as a fresco painter, he decorated the churches of Northern Italy, Emilia and Switzerland. He produced only a few engravings, but of high quality and was a famous draftsman.
P. Bellini, Camillo Procaccini: in Print Collector - I quaderni del conoscitore di stampe: 24, 1974, pp. 6-41.
B. Bohn, The Illustrated Bartsch: n. 39, Commentary, part II, Italian Masters of the Sixteenth Century: Bartolomeo Passarotti, Domenico Tibaldi, Camillo Procaccini, Ludovico Carracci and Annibale Carracci, New York, 1996.
D. Cassinelli, P. Vanoli Camillo Procaccini (1561-1629). Le sperimentazioni giovanili tra Emilia, Lombardia e Canton Ticino: exhibition catalogue, Rancate, Pinacoteca Cantonale Giovanni Züst, 2007, with an essay by Jonathan Bober Alcune osservazioni sulle acqueforti di Camillo Procaccini, pp. 91 - 101.
G. Bora, The Milan of Carlo and Federico Borromeo in The Engravings at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, 2010.