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An allegory of painting, who as a child in the centre left draws on a tablet, surrounded by figures, many of whom are drawing

Artist:
Pietro Testa (Italian, Lucca 1612–1650 Rome)
Publisher:
Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi (Italian, Rome 1627–1691 Rome)
Date:
1637–38
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
sheet: 12 15/16 x 11 1/4 in. (32.9 x 28.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.4237
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered in the bottom margin with a dedication to Cardinal Franciotti and four lines of description signed 'Pietro Testa' followed by 'Gio.Iac.Rossi le stampa alla Pace'
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Cropper 70.37.ii; Bellini 48.15.ii; B.XX.223.29
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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