Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Laocoon, from Classical Statues in Rome

Series/Portfolio:
Classical Statues in Rome
Artist:
Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris)
Artist:
After Bernardino Nocchi (Italian, 1741–1812)
Date:
1790
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 7/16 x 30 5/16 in. (54.5 x 77 cm) Plate: 27 15/16 x 18 11/16 in. (71 x 47.5 cm) printed horizontally
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.18(39)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Bernardino Nocchi disegnó
At lower right: Cav. Francesco Piranesi incise 1790
At bottom center: Laocoonte / Opera d'Agesandro di Polidoro e d'Atenodoro scultori di Rodi lodata da Plinio e collocata già nel palazzo di Tito, ora in Vaticano / Alla Santità di Nro. Sig.re (re as superscript) PIO SESTO Pontefice Massimo / delle Antichità Investigatore vigilantissimo e delle belle Arti Protettore Munificentissimo
At lower right: Francesco Piranesi D.D.D.

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