Frezza, Girolamo (c.1671-after 1748; Italian), after Maratti, Carlo (1625-1713; Italian)
Ascension of the Virgin 1728
Acquired by 1868
National Gallery of Victoria (p.178.16-1)
The inscriptions dedicate the print to Pope Clement XI, identify the artists involved, and note that the source was an altarpiece in the Cathedral of Urbino.
Not listed in NGV 1894 or 1905
The NGV catalogue lists this work as by an unknown engraver, possibly after Maratti; Jacob Frey, noted as a possible artist, appears to have been the publisher
For Frezza, see Bénézit 5, pp.1087-88 and AKL 45 (2005), pp.23-24 (both listing him as Giovanni Girolamo Frezza); the biographical dates indicated in AKL are preferred here (explicitly correcting other suggestions in Bénézit and elsewhere); see also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Girolamo_Frezza. For Maratti, see Bénézit 9, pp.210-11 and AKL 87 (2015), pp.120-24