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Ganymede, from Classical Statues in Rome

Series/Portfolio:
Classical Statues in Rome
Artist:
Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris)
Artist:
After Ludovico Corazzari (Italian, active 1780s)
Date:
1781
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 7/16 x 15 15/16 in. (54.5 x 40.5 cm) Plate: 18 7/8 x 12 13/16 in. (48 x 32.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.18(5)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Ludovico Corazzari Ven. dis.
At lower right: Francesco Piranesi inc. 1781
At bottom center: Ganimede con pileo Frigio sul capo, clamide sulle spalle, e tazza e pedo pastorale in mano / in atto di porgere il nettare all'aquila simbolo di Giove trovato ne'predj del Principe Barberini / sulla Via Tusculana nel 1780. Ora conservasi nel Museo PIO. / Alla Santità di Nro Sig.re (re as superscript) PIO SESTO Pontefice Massimo delle Antichità / investigatore vigiliantissimo, e delle belle Arti spendidissimo Protettore
At lower right: Francesco Piranesi D.D.D.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
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