An original 17th century etching, "God Appears to Moses in the Burning Bush", plate 30 from the well-known series of 52 published in 1615 in Rome by Giovanni Giacomo Rossi, the artist being ORAZIO BORGIANNI (1578-1616). These works are after the frescoes by Raphael on the second floor of the Apostolic Church in the Vatican. Borgianni, a Baroque painter who adopted the style of Caravaggio after settling in Rome in 1604, turned to etching in the final years of his short life. The work is signed in the plate "HB" (the "H" for "Horazio" as it was sometimes spelled) at lower left where it is also dated 1615. Condition is very good, clean; margins are tightly trimmed, and the print taped lightly to mat at top back edge only. Needs to be re-mounted in the framing. Measurements 6 1/2" by 7 1/4" (14" by 13" framed).
ORAZIO BORGIANNI (1578-1616) original 17th century etching of Biblical subject after Raphael's frescoes in Vatican