Engraving by Giacomo Maria Giovannini (1667-1717) - For Sale
Engraving by Giacomo Maria Giovannini (1667-1717)
We are pleased to offer this museum quality piece. This is an engraving by Giacomo Maria Giovannini (1667-1717), after a painting by Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) (Italian, Cento 1591-1666 Bologna). The engraving is titled "Marte pronto combattere, tratenuto dal Genio allato". The image depicts a warrior held back by a winged cherub. The piece measures 12 3/4"x 9" and the frame (new, under glass) measures 18" x 22". Giovanninis work can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts and also the Metropolitan Museum of Arts. The piece is toned, creased and has minor loss. The back shows just a brown paper. Considering the piece is 300 years old I think its in pretty good shape.