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The prodigal son seated at the base of a tree among swine, his gaze directed upward and his hands folded at his chest, surrounded by a wooded landscape and a pigsty

Artist:
Pietro Testa (Italian, Lucca 1612–1650 Rome)
Date:
ca. 1640–50
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 1/8 x 12 in. (20.6 x 30.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.423
Not on view
Signature: Signed at lower left: 'Testa in. fec. Roma' ['P' and 'T' are superimposed in the name].
Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
Cropper 97.I; Bellini 56.23.I; B.XX.217.7.I
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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