Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Donkey Driver with His Herd, from Di Bologna l'Arti per via D'An.ibal' Ca.rac, plate 32

Series/Portfolio:
Di Bologna l'Arti per via D'An.ibal' Ca.rac
Artist:
Giuseppe Maria Mitelli (Italian, Bologna (?) 1634–1718 Bologna)
Artist:
After designs by Annibale Carracci (Italian, Bologna 1560–1609 Rome)
Publisher:
First published by Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi (Italian, Rome 1627–1691 Rome)
Printer:
Re-printed by La Calcografia Camerale
Published in:
Rome
Date:
printed 1740
Medium:
Etching; third state of three (Bertarelli)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 5/8 × 11 5/16 in. (42.3 × 28.8 cm) Plate: 11 1/8 × 7 11/16 in. (28.3 × 19.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1945
Accession Number:
45.17(32)
Not on view
This print is from a series of 41 plates depicting Bolognese professions contained in an album. The prints in this album are from the third state, first published by Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi and was re-printed by the Calcografia Camerale (Bertarelli).
Inscription: At lower right: GMM [G unites M M]
At lower left: Perde chi laua a' l' Asino la testa / Il tempo, la fatica, et il sapone; [continued at lower right]
At lower right: Per schifar ogni perdita molesta, / Giouà adoprar con l'Asino il bastone.
At lower right: 32

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Vendor: Leary, Stuart Co.
Bertarelli 280 iii/iii; Bartsch XIX.304.149; Nagler IX.322.119-159
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