The Genius of Castiglione by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

The works subject is the ability of genius to survive the decay which overcomes so much of human achievement.

Details

Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
36 x 26 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £2,500)
Acquired in:
1980
Vendor:
Colnaghi

Depicts a reclining youth holding a trumpet (a personification of fame), a putto, a basket with poultry and a rabbit (emblems of fruitfulness), and a palette (suggesting creative activity).

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery The Mound, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 2EL 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

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