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Text describing the life of Fabio Canal 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)
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: 15 1/2 × 11 5/16 in. (39.3 × 28.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1950
Accession Number:
50.598.3(40)
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: Text with information about Fabio Canal, whose portrait is on the preceding page 'Del pari col presente Secolo 1703, nacque Fab- / bio Canal, [...]'

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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