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Portrait of Pietro Longhi in a decorative border, from Compendio delle vite de' pittori veneziani istorici più rinomati del presente secolo con suoi ritratti tratti dal naturale delineati ed incisi

Series/Portfolio:
Compendio delle vite de' pittori veneziani istorici più rinomati del presente secolo con suoi ritratti tratti dal naturale delineati ed incisi
Artist:
Alessandro Longhi (Italian, Venice 1733–1813 Venice)
Sitter:
Pietro Longhi (Pietro Falca) (Italian, Venice 1701–1785 Venice)
Publisher:
Alessandro Longhi (Italian, Venice 1733–1813 Venice)
Date:
1762
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 15/16 × 14 5/8 in. (50.7 × 37.2 cm) Plate: 14 9/16 × 10 7/8 in. (37 × 27.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1950
Accession Number:
50.598.3(27)
Not on view
This print is bound in a book containing a series of 24 etched portraits and text with ornamental borders, and a title page. The book is bound in marble paper-covered boards with a vellum back and corners.
Inscription: Lettered below portrait at center 'Petrus Longhi Pictor XII / Alexan. Longhi pinx. et scul.'; signed at lower left 'Longhi'; numbered at lower right 'IIII'

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Vendor: F. & G. Staack
Le Blanc II.566.3-27; Cicognara 2306; Brunet III.1151.52
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