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The prophecy of Basilides

Artist:
Giovanni Cesare Testa (Italian, ca. 1630–1655)
Artist:
After Pietro Testa (Italian, Lucca 1612–1650 Rome)
Date:
ca. 1650
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
plate: 14 7/8 x 29 in. (37.8 x 73.7 cm) sheet: 15 3/16 x 29 13/16 in. (38.5 x 75.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Grace M. Pugh, 1985
Accession Number:
1986.1180.687
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered along bottom with description of scene followed by 'Disegno di Pietro Teta, la [...] pittura originale si conserva in S. Martino di Monti in Roma.', lower left 'Pietro Testa delineavit' in centre 'D.D.D. Francus Collignon' and at lower right 'Gio. Cesare Testa Sculpsit.'
G. F. K. Parthey (German, 1798–1872); Donor: Grace M. Pugh
Cropper 240.111
Elizabeth Cropper Pietro Testa, 1612-1650: Prints and Drawings. Philadephia, 1988.



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