Art/ Collection/ Art Object

A semi-nude dancer found in the ruins of Pompeii

Artist:
Girolamo Carattoni (Italian, ca.1760–ca. 1809)
Artist:
After Tommaso Piroli (Italian, Rome 1752–1824 Rome)
Publisher:
Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1787
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (55 x 40 cm) Plate: 12 5/8 x 9 13/16 in. (32 x 25 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.22(13)
Not on view
Inscription: At bottom center: Danzatrice seminuda cogli smanigli detti da Greci perincarpi, ed col monile al collo, ornata la chioma di perle. Pittura antica della medesima grandezza col / presente disegno, trovata nelle ruine di Pompeja con altre simili l'anno 1749; e conserva- / ta attualmente a Portici nel Museo Reale. / Presso il Cav. Francesco Piranesi
At lower left: Tomasso Piroli delin.
At lower right: Girolamo Carattoni sculp.

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