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The Death of Procris; Cephalus mournig the death of Procris on the right surrounded by Cupid and mourning satyrs and nymphs, the goddess of dawn in her chariot in the background

Giorgio Ghisi (Italian, Mantua ca. 1520–1582 Mantua)
After Giulio Romano (Italian, Rome 1499?–1546 Mantua)
Antonio Lafreri (French, Orgelet, Franche-Comte ca. 1512–1577 Rome)
ca. 1540
sheet: 15 1/2 x 22 1/4 in. (39.4 x 56.5 cm) trimmed to platemark
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered lower centre: 'IULIUS ROMANUS INVENTOR / .G .MAF.' and lower left: 'Romae Antonij Lafreri Formis'
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Power of Prints: The Legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor," January 26, 2016–May 22, 2016.

Boorsch, Lewis and Lewis p.44 n.5.iii; Bellini 1979, p. 162; Bellini 1998 p.44 n.6.iv; Bartsch XV.409.61
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803.

Paolo Bellini "Incisioni di Giorgio Ghisi" Rassegna di studi e di notizie. 7, 1979.

Suzanne Boorsch, R. E. Lewis Inc., Michal Lewis The Engravings of Giorgio Ghisi. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1985.

Paolo Bellini L'opera incisa di Giorgio Ghisi. Bassano del Grappa, 1998.

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