Franceschini, Marco Antonio (1648 Bologna 1729). Magdalen. Sinking down, held by her maids, in her hand still the scourge. On the floor the jewelry gliding out of her hands and picked up by a little Moor. Steel engraving by T. Jähnige. 3rd quarter of the 19th century. Inscribed: A. Franceschini pinxt. / T. Jähnige sc., otherwise as above. 7⅞ × 5 in (20.1 × 12.6 cm).
“ … the most important pupil of Carlo Cignani … Rightly one has termed him … one of the greatest decoration talents of the 18th century ”
(Thieme-Becker XII, 297 ff.).
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– The same, but in steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. Inscribed: Dresdener Galerie. / M. A. Franceschini pinxt. / A. H. Payne sc., otherwise as above. 7¾ × 5 in (19.8 × 12.6 cm).
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“ Sir, yes, (the Rubens) is closer to the one in London (recte Dresden), but the one we have is on copper. Thank you for your time. Highest regards, D… A… (and yes America could use a blessing about now) ”
(Mr. D. A., November 4, 2003)