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The Mourning of St. Petronilla, from Eighty-two prints engraved by F. Bartolozzi, etc., from the original drawings of Guercino in the collection of His Majesty, vol. I

Series/Portfolio:
Eighty-two prints engraved by F. Bartolozzi, etc., from the original drawings of Guercino in the collection of His Majesty, vol. I
Artist:
James Basire, the elder (British, London 1730–1802 London)
Artist:
After Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) (Italian, Cento 1591–1666 Bologna)
Publisher:
John Boydell (British, Shropshire 1720–1804 London)
Publisher:
Josiah Boydell (British, Hawarden, Flintshire 1752–1817 Middlesex)
Date:
1784
Medium:
Mezzotint and etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 5/16 × 13 3/4 in. (51.6 × 35 cm) Plate: 10 1/16 × 8 7/8 in. (25.5 × 22.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1966
Accession Number:
66.659(66)
Not on view
This print is bound in book with a gold tooled leather binding and marbelized paper boards, containing two volumes of prints, the majority of which are engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi. This print is part of Volume I, which contains an engraved frontispiece with a portrait of Guercino by Bartolozzi, 1 leaf index, and 81 plates.
Inscription: At lower left: James Basire Fecit.
At lower right: il Guercino da Cento del.

Marking: On verso at right center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
John, Lord Northwick (British, 1769–1859); Vendor: Bernard Quaritch, Ltd. (London)
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