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Vignette, Canto XLV, Stanza LXVI, from Orlando furioso di Ludovico Ariosto. Birmingham d'a Torchj. di G. Baskerville Per P. Molini Librajo dell. Academia. Reale è G. Molini. MDCCLXXIII.

Series/Portfolio:
Orlando furioso di Ludovico Ariosto. Birmingham d'a Torchj. di G. Baskerville Per P. Molini Librajo dell. Academia. Reale è G. Molini. MDCCLXXIII.
Artist:
Nicolas de Launay (French, Paris, 1739–1792)
Artist:
After Charles Nicolas Cochin II (French, Paris 1715–1790 Paris)
Author:
Ludovico Ariosto (Italian, Reggio Emilia 1474–1533 Ferrara)
Date:
1774
Medium:
Etching and engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 1/8 × 5 1/16 in. (20.7 × 12.9 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph Verner Reed, 1964
Accession Number:
64.542.244
Not on view
An imprisoned man has collapsed, as a woman tends to him and a man holding a torch climbs down a ladder into the prison cell.
Inscription: At top center: CANTO XLV.
At lower left: C.N. Cochin del.
At lower right: N. de Launay Sculp. 1774
At bottom center: Leon Ruggier con grand pietade abbraccia, / E dice: Cavalier, la tua virtute / Indißolubimente a te m'allaccia / Canto XLV. Stanza XLVI.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stap / GIFT OF JOSEPH VERNER REED
Donor: Joseph Verner Reed Jr. (American)
Lewine 34; Cohen 95
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