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The suicide of Dido who reclines on a pyre in centre, surrounded by many figures

Artist:
Giovanni Cesare Testa (Italian, ca. 1630–1655)
Artist:
After Pietro Testa (Italian, Lucca 1612–1650 Rome)
Date:
1650–55
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
sheet: 13 x 18 3/16 in. (33 x 46.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.4254
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.
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Cropper 1988, no.125
Elizabeth Cropper Pietro Testa, 1612-1650: Prints and Drawings. Philadephia, 1988.



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