Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Le Char du Mont Parnasse (The Chariot of Mount Parnassus), from Guerre de Beauté (Guerra di Bellezza) (War of Beauty)

Series/Portfolio:
Guerre de Beauté (Guerra di Bellezza)
Artist:
Jacques Callot (French, Nancy 1592–1635 Nancy)
Artist:
After Giulio Parigi (Italian, 1571–1635)
Date:
1616
Medium:
Etching; first state of two (Lieure)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 1/4 x 12 11/16 in. (23.5 x 32.3 cm) Plate: 5 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (15 x 22.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Edwin De T. Bechtel, 1957
Accession Number:
57.650.352
Not on view
Inscription: At upper left: Monte di Parnaso fatto in firenze nella festa a Cavallo / per la venuta del Serenissimo Prinicpe d'Urbino / Si vedeva nella piu alta parte del Monte Rovere Arme / del Ser.mo Casa d'Urbino le Muse e Pallade stavano / alla sua Ombra veniva Coronate della frondi / dell'istessa Rovere erano sparsi per il Monte tutti / quei letterati che nomina il Cortigiano con l'istessa Corone in / in testa, veniva la fama sul minor giogo del Monte et' a pied la / seguivano cento settanta de sui ministri. anno 1616
At lower right: Iullius Parigi In. ICallot delineavit et F.

Marking: On verso at bottom center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
On verso at lower left: E. De T. Bechtel Collector's stamp
On verso at lower left: COLL. MAYR-FÁJT / EISENSTADT Collector's stamp of Michael Mayr
On verso at lower left: Collector's stamp of Janos Scholz
On recto at upper left in graphite and red graphite: numbers crossed out
On recto at upper left in ink: 15
On recto at lower left in red graphite: No. 15.
Michael Mayr (Austrian, 1796–1870); János Scholz; Donor: Edwin De Turck Bechtel
Bibliothèque Nationale II.194.178; Lieure I.70.178 i/ii; Meaume 636
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