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Portrait of Galileo Galilei

Artist:
Ottavio Leoni (Il Padovano) (Italian, Rome 1578–1630 Rome)
Sitter:
Antonio Gandini (Italian, documented Trento 1602–1630 Ronchi)
Date:
1624
Medium:
Engraving and Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 11/16 × 5 1/8 in. (17 × 13 cm) Plate: 5 11/16 × 4 7/16 in. (14.5 × 11.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Louis R. Metcalfe, 1928
Accession Number:
28.57.37
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered across top: 'Galileus Galileus Florentinus' in bottom section 'Superior licentia / 1624. / Eques Octavius Leonus Roman pictor fecit'
Johann Andreas Boerner (German, Nuremberg 1785–1862 Nuremberg)
Bartsch XVII.255.27 (only state)
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803.



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