Marriage at Cana

Jacoppo Tintoretto’s painting, Rome.
Gospel of John 2, 1-10

Author: Giovanni Volpato

Title: Marriage at Cana

Period: 18th Century

Date:: 1772

Style: Neoclassicism

Technique: Burin

Dimensions: 25,5 x 31,5 cm.

Series number: s/n

Registry number: GE-746

Giovanni Volpato

Bassano del Grappa (Italia), 1735

Giovanni Volpato (Bassano del Grappa 1735 – 1803 Rome) is best known as an Italian engraver. He was also an excavator, dealer in antiquities and manufacturer of biscuit porcelain figurines.

Giovanni Volpato was born in Italy in 1735, at Bassano del Grappa (then in the state of Venice). He received his first training from his mother, an embroiderer, and then studied under Giovanni Antonio Remondini. In 1762 he went to Venice and worked with Joseph Wagner and Francesco Bartolozzi, engraving several plates after Piazzetta, Mariotto, Amiconi, Zuccarelli, Marco Ricci and others. He worked for some time for the Duke of Parma, until a plate of the Monument of Francesco Algarotti in Pisa brought him wider notice.

In 1771, following a suggestion of his patron Girolamo Zulian, he moved to Rome, where he founded a school of engraving and gained a reputation for his series of plates after the frescoes of the Raphael Rooms and Loggias in the Vatican (1770-1777). Some of these plates were hand-colored by Francesco Panini, and did not necessarily reproduce the actual design or subjects of the Loggias’...

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