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The martyrdom of Saint Erasmus who is prostrate having his innards removed

Anonymous, 17th century
After Pietro Testa (Italian, Lucca 1612–1650 Rome)
Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi (Italian, Rome 1627–1691 Rome)
sheet: 10 11/16 x 7 5/16 in. (27.2 x 18.6 cm)
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered with dedication to Stefano Garbesi along bottom followed by 'Gio. Iac. Rossi le stampa in Roma all Pace.' Pietro Testa's intertwined monogram lower right of image.
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Cropper 6 (copy); Bellini 41.7 (copy a); B.XX.218.14 (copy);
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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