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Head of an Old Man Turned to the Left, from the Small Heads with Oriental Headdresses

circa 1645-1650
17th century
11.6 cm x 8.7 cm (4 9/16 in. x 3 7/16 in.)

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (Genoa, Italy, 1609 - 1664, Mantua, Italy) Primary
Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (Genoa, Italy, 1609 - 1664, Mantua, Italy) Primary

Object Type: print
Artist Nationality: Europe, Italian
Medium and Support: Etching
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Teaching Collection of Marvin Vexler, '48, 1997
Accession Number: 1997.47.9/16

Castiglione assimilated Rembrandt's dense, scribbly lines to produce rich textures and a range of dark tonalities. Two series of imaginary studies, traditionally called “oriental heads,” additionally reflect Rembrandt’s interest in physiognomy. In both subject and handling, they were influential through the 18th century, with particular effect upon the Tiepolos and development of original etching in Venice.

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