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Venus and Adonis, surrounded by many putti, reclining after the hunt, with a dead boar in the lower right

Artist:
Pietro Testa (Italian, Lucca 1612–1650 Rome)
Publisher:
Published by Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi (Italian, Rome 1627–1691 Rome)
Date:
ca. 1631–37
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
plate: 14 1/8 x 17 15/16 in. (35.9 x 45.5 cm) sheet: 14 9/16 x 18 5/16 in. (37 x 46.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.70.3(46)
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered along bottom with five lines dedicated to Sebastiano Antinori by Nicolo Menghini
John Edward Rudge, Esq. (British, 1792–1861); Vendor: E. Parsons & Sons (London)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 12, 2010–July 11, 2010.

Cropper 16.i; Bellini 46.13.i; B.XX.222.25
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803.

Paolo Bellini L'opera incisa di Pietro Testa. Vicenza, 1976.

Elizabeth Cropper Pietro Testa, 1612-1650: Prints and Drawings. Philadephia, 1988.



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