Saint Francis Receiving the Christ Child in the Virgin's Presence
33.8 cm x 24.7 cm (13 5/16 in. x 9 3/4 in.)
(Bologna, circa 1562 - 1602, Bologna)
Medium and Support:
Etching and engraving
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Purchase through the generosity of the Still Water Foundation, 1990
Active in Bologna around the time of the Carracci’s reaction against Mannerist style, Faccini persisted in its arbitrary design and subjective feeling. Equally distinctive as a printmaker, he resuscitated the forms and technique of Parmigianino’s etchings. In this, his major plate, the image of the Virgin is practically a quotation of the earlier artist.