Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Dying Gladiator [The Dying Gaul], from Classical Statues in Rome

Series/Portfolio:
Classical Statues in Rome
Artist:
Andrea Rossi (Italian, 1727–1775)
Artist:
After Pietro Angeletti (Italian, 1758–1786)
Date:
ca.1770–1820
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 7/16 x 15 15/16 in. (54.5 x 40.5 cm) Plate: 14 9/16 x 17 15/16 in. (37 x 45.5 cm) printed horizontally on the sheet
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.18(13)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Pietro Angeletti disegnò
At lower right: Andrea Rossi scolpi
At bottom center: Statua del Gladiator Moribondo, / che si conserva nel Museo Capitolino. / Alcuni dicono, che rappresenta Antemocrito Banditore, o Araldo degli Ateniesi, che fù ucciso dai Megaresi, ed a cui secondo / Pausania nel Lib. I. pag. 88. fù eretta una Statua vicino ad Elide / Al Sig.r (r as superscript) Patrizio Lawless Cavaliere Inglese grand'Amatore delle belle Arti
At lower right: Cav. Franco Piranesi D.D.D.

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