YEAR: about 1780
TECHNIQUE: Etching copper engraving
Etching published by Giuseppe Remondini (1745–1811) in Bassano, from a series setting the Parable of the Prodigal Son (as recorded in Luke 15) upon a refined eighteenth-century urban stage. Under the scene: “Filius deperditus inter scorta / El hijo prodigo bive luxuriosamente” (The lost son among the prostitutes / The prodigal son lives luxuriously). In the third scene, amid the splendor of a brothel, the wayward protagonist explores the pleasures to be purchased with his new wealth.
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