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Laocoön and his two sons being attacked by serpents upon a pedestal, a temple to Minerva behind them, another temple and the sea in the background

Artist:
Marco Dente (Italian, Ravenna, active by 1515–died 1527 Rome)
Date:
ca. 1515–27
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet (Trimmed): 11 1/8 × 15 5/8 in. (28.2 × 39.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1917
Accession Number:
17.50.16-99
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered on the temple at left: 'MINERVAE.SACRVM'; on the pedestal: 'PROVT IN. II AENIDOS / P V / MARONIS' followed by intertwined '.SR.' Numerous fragmented inscriptions on broken tablets: at left of the pedestal 'H.M.H.N', at far left 'S / AF / DO / ITAE / I'(?), at foreground left 'SS' with a line through both letters and 'XITA / HO', below the pedestal 'OSSA'.
Earls of Pembroke; Sotheby'sWilton House Sale, July 1917; P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
B.XIV.195.243; Le Blanc.II.111.28; TIB.26.[14]195.243; Imolesi Pozzi 7
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803, cat. no. XIV.195.243, p. 195.

Charles Le Blanc Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes: contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations. 4 vols., Paris, 1854-1888, cat. no. II.111.28, pp. 111-112.

TIB The Illustrated Bartsch. Abaris Books, 1978–, cat. no. 26.[14]195.243, p. 240.

Antonella Imolesi Pozzi Marco Dente Un incisore ravennate nel segno di Raffaello. Le stampe delle Raccolte Piancastelli. Ravenna, 2008, cat. no. 7, p. 69.



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