Etching, Bartsch 16. Very good impression, trimmed to the framing line, in very good condition, 174 x 122 mm. On paper with watermark three mountains under letter F, in a shield, similar to Briquet 11938 and 11939
Provenance: on the verso the mark of Agostino Caironi (Lugt 426) and Vittorino Cavalli (Lugt 4608)
Vespasiano Strada was born in Rome to a Spanish family and his father too was a painter. His biography is summarized by Giovanni Baglione. Strada worked chiefly in fresco, and had embellished the churches and public edifices at Rome with several of his historical paintings. He was also an accomplished etcher.