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The Rhinoceros

Artist:
Alessandro Longhi (Italian, Venice 1733–1813 Venice)
Artist:
After Pietro Longhi (Pietro Falca) (Italian, Venice 1701–1785 Venice)
Date:
after ca. 1751
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 5/16 × 20 1/4 in. (41.4 × 51.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.525.4
Not on view
Inscription: Inscription in lower margin: (left of center) Il gran Rinoceronte qui si vede, / Dall' Africa condotto in sto contorno;; (right of center) E della Belva Smisurata in fede, / Del suo naso cornuto eccovi il corno.; below: (left) Petrus Longhi inv. et pinx. ejusdem Filius inc.; (right) Appo Wagner Ven.a C.P.E.S.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Venetian Prints and Books in the Age of Tiepolo," January 23, 1997–April 22, 1997.

Venice 1993-94, no. 99
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