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Portrait bust of the artist d'Arpino Giuseppe Cesari 1621

Ottavio Leoni

* 1578 in Rome † 1630 in Rome

Engraving. Size of sheet: 14.5 x 11.2 cm.

Lettered along top 'Eques Joseph Caear Arpinas pictor' and below 'Eques Octavius Leon Roman pictor fecit' and 'Supior permissu 1621'.

LITERATURE:            Bartsch XVII.254.23.

£ 450.-

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Giuseppe Cesari (1568 – 1640) was a Mannerist painter, also called Cavaliere d'Arpino, because he was created Cavaliere di Cristo by his patron Pope Clement VIII. Much patronized in Rome by both Clement and Sixtus V, he was the chief of the studio where Caravaggio trained upon his arrival to Rome.  

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