Saint Irene and Companions Tending Saint Sebastian
39.8 cm x 26.7 cm (15 11/16 in. x 10 1/2 in.)
(Cabella Ligure (Alessandria), 1749 - 1790, Genoa)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Karen G. and Dr. Elgin W. Ware, Jr. Collection, 2001
David’s etchings are numerous, but because their editions were small – intended for a small circle of Genoese nobles and collectors -- few were recorded in the 19th-century repertories, and most are very rare. Conspicuous in its debt to 17th-century Genoese artists, this idiosyncratic nocturne is known in only one other impression, in Berlin.