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Cardsharps, from Schola Italica Picturae, plate 40

Series/Portfolio:
Schola Italica Picturae
Artist:
Giovanni Volpato (Italian, Bassano 1732–1803 Rome)
Artist:
After Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) (Italian, Milan or Caravaggio 1571–1610 Porto Ercole)
Publisher:
Gavin Hamilton (British, Murdieston, Lothian, Scotland 1723–1798 Rome)
Date:
1772
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 5/8 x 15 9/16 in. (55 x 39.5 cm) Plate: 10 13/16 x 12 5/8 in. (27.5 x 32 cm) printed horizontally
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.21(69)
Not on view
Inscription: At upper right: 40
At lower left: Michelangelo da Caravaggio pinxit
At lower right: Johannus Volpato sculpsit Romae 1772.
At bottom center: Lusores / Ludus enim genuit trepidum certamen, et iram: Ira truces inimicitas, et funebre bellum. Hor. I. Epist. 19. / E Tabula in Aedibus Barberinis Romae asservata

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Marini 171
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