# 137

LASINIO, Carlo (1759 – 1838)

La caduta degli Angeli ribelli. La Chûte des Anges ribelles

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[Affreschi celebri del XIV e XV secolo]

390 x 445mm

Published in Florence, 1821

The central image in Laninio‘s engraving is St Michael the Archangel and the army of angels battling the rebel demons during Satan’s uprising as described in the book of Revelations. The Holy Father watches over this scene from Heaven while the defeated demons descend towards a fiery underworld ruled by Lucifer. Lasinio bases his composition after the fresco by Spinello Aretino in the Compagnia di Sant’Angelo in Arezzo originally painted c. 1371-1410.
The image is plate 26 of a 31 plate series by Lasinio each individually published by Niccolo Pagni in Florence between 1813 – 1827 based on a series of frescoes in the local area. The plates were later re-issued with a title page and text in 1841 in book form. Lasinio was a noted Florentine printmaker and collector of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and one-time Professor of Engraving in Florence and Curator of the Camp Santo in Pisa. His early work shows the influence of Bartolozzi and in the late 1780s he pioneered early colour-printing producing several hundred colour engravings of artists based on the collection in the Uffizi.

A strong impression on wove paper, faint stain to upper third of the print, a short tear to upper edge and minor edge creases.

Provenance: The Berry Collection, Melbourne

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