The Discovery of the Bodies of Saints Peter and Paul (The Bodies of Saints Peter and Paul Hidden in the Catacombs)

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (called Il Grechetto), Italian, 1610 - 1665


about 1647-1651

Etching on laid paper

Plate: 11 3/4 × 8 in. (29.9 × 20.3 cm)

Sheet: 11 15/16 × 8 1/4 in. (30.4 × 21 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Place Made: Italy, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower left margin: CASTIGLIONE GENOVESE / INVEN; Collector's mark, reverse, stamped, in blue ink, lower left: E.L. [in diamond] [Lugt 876]

Course History

ARTH 28.08 – Italian Art from Renaissance to Baroque: Crisis and Intervention, Elizabeth Kassler-Taub, Winter 2020

Exhibition History

Baroque Prints from the Permanent Collection, Art 45, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 12-November 25, 1979.

Light in Art, Jaffe-Friede, Strauss & Barrows Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College,Hanover, New Hampshire, December 2, 1977-January 29, 1978.

Old Master Prints from the Dartmouth Collection, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 23-April 10, 1987.


Emanuel Levy, New York [Lugt 876]; Ferdinand Roten Gallery, Baltimore; sold to present collection, 1964.

Catalogue Raisonne

Bartsch 14 only state; Bellini 57 only state; Lewis 59 only state; Percy E21 only state

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