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Bacchus as a child given by Mercury to the care of the Nymphs

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Bacchus as a child given by Mercury to the care of the Nymphs

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Andrea Procaccini (Italian, Rome 1671–1734 La Granja de San Ildefonso)

Printmaking in woodcut and engraving came to Northern Italy within a few decades of their invention north of the Alps. Engraving probably came first to Florence in the 1440s, the goldsmith Maso Finiguerra (1426–64) used the technique. Italian engraving caught the very early Renaissance, 1460–1490. Print copying was a widely accepted practice, as well as copying of paintings viewed as images in their own right.

He was the third son of Ercole, the brother of Camillo and Giulio Cesare the elder, and father of Ercole Procaccini the Younger (1605–1675). He was born at Bologna and initially trained by his father, though he excelled in painting landscapes and still-lifes with flowers and fruit, mainly in Milan.

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1600 - 1700
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
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