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Venus Mourning the Death of Adonis

Tommaso Piroli (Italian, Rome 1752–1824 Rome)
After Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) (Italian, Cento 1591–1666 Bologna)
Etching printed in brown and black ink
Mount: 20 1/4 × 24 in. (51.5 × 61 cm) Sheet: 16 9/16 × 20 3/16 in. (42 × 51.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Deßinè par Guerchin
At lower right: Gravé par Piroli
At bottom center: VENVS DESOLÉE POVR LA MORT D'ADONIS / Dediè a S. E. la Princesse Santa-Croce
At lower right: Par son tres-humble et tres-obeissant serviteur L'Abbé Guattani

Marking: On verso of mount at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Princes of Liechtenstein; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Le Blanc III.209.7; Nagler X.367.3
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