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The suicide of the philosopher Cato, who lies on his bed pulling out his innards watched by horrified disciples.

Artist:
Pietro Testa (Italian, Lucca 1612–1650 Rome)
Date:
1648
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
sheet: 10 7/8 x 15 5/8 in. (27.6 x 39.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.70.3(41)
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered with seven lines on panel at right addressed to Cato by Testa, ending 'P. Testa 1648'
John Edward Rudge (British, 1792–1861); Vendor: E. Parsons & Sons (London)
Cropper 116 i; Bellini 67.39 i; B.XX.220.20
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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