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The suicide of Dido who reclines on a pyre in centre

Artist:
Giovanni Cesare Testa (Italian, ca. 1630–1655)
Artist:
After Pietro Testa (Italian, Lucca 1612–1650 Rome)
Publisher:
Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi (Italian, Rome 1627–1691 Rome)
Date:
1650–55
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
plate: 12 15/16 x 18 1/8 in. (32.9 x 46 cm) sheet: 14 x 19 1/16 in. (35.5 x 48.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund. 1926
Accession Number:
26.70.3(53)
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered lower left 'Petrus Testa Inventor et Pinxit' and 'Gio Cesar Testa Incid' at right 'Gio: Jacomo Rossi formis Rome alla Pace', along bottom three two-line blocks of text in Latin.
John Edward Rudge, Esq. (British, 1792–1861); Vendor: E. Parsons & Sons (London)
Cropper 125; Nagler XVIII.270.11; Le Blanc IV.20.10
Elizabeth Cropper Pietro Testa, 1612-1650: Prints and Drawings. Philadephia, 1988.



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