Chasteau, Guillaume (1635-83; French), after Carracci, Annibale (1560-1609; Italian)
Martyre de Saincte Estienne [Martyrdom of St Stephen] (1671)
Gift of George Collins Levey
National Gallery of Victoria (p.183.17-1)
Levey gift, cat.16 

Duplessis, listing this print among the original group of Tableaux du roi engravings published in 1677, cites a payment to Chasteau of 1,500 livres on 26 Feb.1671.

The inscriptions, clearly identifying Chasteau and Annibale Carracci as the artists involved, note that the print is identical in size (“de cette mesme grandeur”) to Carracci’s painting of c.1603-4, on copper (Louvre Inv.204).

The NGV’s impression shows clear signs of once having been folded in half, like several other prints from the series (e.g. Rousselet after Titian Entombment of Christ {1879} NGV [PR] [Levey gift cat.14].

For details regarding Carracci’s painting (and a comparative reproduction), see Baudet after Carracci (Annibale) Martyrdom of St Stephen 1677 {1879} NGV [PR] [Levey gift cat.17], a slightly later print based on the same painting.


NGV 1894, p.110 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 2nd bay, no.59); NGV 1905, p.122 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 2nd bay, no.29), correctly identified in each case as by Chasteau after Annibale Carracci 

The NGV catalogue lists this as by an unknown engraver after Agostino Carracci (not reproduced); author’s ID photo included here

Cf.Suite et arrangement (1727), p.1, and Duplessis Cabinet du roi (1869), p.6 (no.4, noting the 1671 payment). There is another impression in the British Museum. For Carracci’s painting, see Baudet print as noted above