Scalptura Carmen – L’Intaglio. Versi sciolti

15 DOISSIN Louis DE CARLI Luigi Scalptura Carmen – L Intaglio Versi scioltiDOISSIN, Louis - DE CARLI, Luigi

Milano, Marelli, 1777

In 4to, engraved frontispiece and pp. (24), 171, (1), some typographic ornaments in the text. Latin and Italian text, with double title page.

Fine binding in red Morocco, golden frame on board with the pomegranate fruit on the center; on corners, the flower, also repeated on back; golden edges.

The first edition with an Italian translation of the Doissin dydascalic poem, with the art of engraving as its theme, and critical captions by De Carli (1732-1807), a jesuit from anoble Milanese family.

The poem is a treaty about history and tech of engraving.

Doissin (1727-1753), a jesuit father, dedicates his lines to Callot’s Temptation of Saint-Anthony, to works by Durer, Galle, Vischer, Titian, and puts in light the Carracci workas an engraver; he also states that the black and white ofengravings can give back the color modulation of paintings. Between the matters: double way to engrave, etching, the capricious style of Stevano della Bella, how old is the woodcut technique, Ugo da Carpi invention, press description, how to clean spot from printings, drawing science; Callot, Rembrandt, Marco Antonio Raimondi, Annibale Carracci, the art of miniature, Vernet’s sights, architeture prints, the worth added to books by engravings…

Cicognara 1987, n. 977


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