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Nox

Artist:
Giovanni Volpato (Italian, Bassano 1732–1803 Rome)
Artist:
Stephano Tofanelli (Italian, 1752–1812)
Artist:
After Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) (Italian, Cento 1591–1666 Bologna)
Date:
18th century
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Mount: 15 7/8 × 21 7/16 in. (40.4 × 54.5 cm) Sheet: 14 13/16 × 19 1/8 in. (37.7 × 48.5 cm) Plate: 14 11/16 × 18 7/8 in. (37.3 × 48 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
53.600.723
Not on view
This print after Guercino was executed by Giovanni Volpato with Stephano Tofanelli as the intermediary draughtsman.
Inscription: At lower left: Franciscus Barbieri vulgo Guercino pinxit Romae in Aed. Ludovisiüs
At bottom center: Stephanus Tofanelli delin.
At lower right: Joan. Volpato sculp. Romae
At bottom center: Nox / ........................ ET JAM NOX HUMIDA COELO / PRACIPITAT SUADENTQUE CADENTIA SIDERA SONOS Virgil. Aeneid. 2

Marking: On verso of mount at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Princes of Liechtenstein; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Apell. 26; Le Blanc IV.151.22
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