Lost Genius



ISBN: 9781905686773 Category:

Timothy J. Standring, Martin Clayton


Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609-64) was perhaps the most innovative and technically brilliant Italian draftsman of his time.Working in oils on paper he produced large, vibrant compositions as works of art in their own right; his dramatic etchings were as intense as those of Rembrandt; and he combined drawing and printmaking to invent the technique of the monotype.Though highly esteemed for a century after his death, he has fallen from fame in the modern era. In this book, the first publication on Castiglione in decades, extensive new research reveals the story of the artist’s scandalous private life, in fascinating contrast to the ethereal beauty of his art. Illustrated with over 80 of Castiglione’s extraordinary works from the Royal Collection, this catalogue restores his reputation as one of the great artists of the Baroque.

Additional information

Weight 1435 g
Dimensions 28.8 x 26.9 cm
Publisher name Royal Collection Trust
Publication date 18 March 2014
Number of pages 176
Format Hardback
Dimensions 28.8 x 26.9 cm
Weight 1435 g