An early 17th century engraving of Bacchus with Grapes and Stick. One of the original engravings of marble sculptures for the antiquities catalogue of the Marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani in Rome, the ‘Galleria Giustiniana’. Bears the crest of the Marchese, a crowned eagle and a castle. Engraving by Belgian artist Michel Natalis (1610-1668) after a drawing by Giovanni-Battista Ruggieri (1606-1640). Numbered 71 from the first volume of the Galleria Giustinana, the whereabouts of the original marble is unknown, but another copy of the engraving is held in a collection at the National Library of Portugal. Dating from circa 1635.
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