CASTIGLIONE, Giovanni Benedetto
(b. 1609, Genova, d. 1664, Mantova)

The Genius of Castiglione

Etching, 362 x 243 mm
British Museum, London

The young Castiglione was the first Italian to discover Rembrandt's etchings, and Rembrandt remained a permanent stimulus throughout his life. He treated philosophical subjects in picturesque mood.

The present etching represents a youth holding a trumpet representing fame holding a book with Castiglione's name.