Title page to 'La Gerusalemme Liberata' by Torquato Tasso; Tasso's portrait in a cartouche at top flanked by putti two columns support a tablet with the text, below which a view of the port of Geona

Series/Portfolio:
'La Gerusalemme Liberata'
Artist:
Agostino Carracci (Italian, Bologna 1557–1602 Parma)
Artist:
After Bernardo Castello (Italian, Genoa (?) 1557–1629 Genoa)
Date:
1590
Medium:
Engraving and pen and ink
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 3/8 × 6 5/16 in. (23.8 × 16 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Robert L. and Bertina Suida Manning, in memory of William E. Suida, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.1216.34
Not on view
A section of text has been removed from the tablet at top. According to the catalogue raisonné (DeGrazia Bohlin 1979) it should read: 'LA GIERVSALEMME / LIBERATA / DI TORQVATO TASSO / Con le Figure di Bernardo / CASTELLO; / E le Annotationi di Scipio / GENTILI, e di Giulio / GVASTAVINI.'
Inscription: Lettered at top around portrait: 'TORQVATO TASSO'; in tablet at center in pen and brown ink: 'Le Figure di Berardo ... / ... Torquato Tasso.' lettered beneath: 'IN GENOVA . M.D.LXXXX.'
Bartsch XVIII.135.182; TIB commentary 39.3901.163; DeGrazia Bohlin 1979 no. 155
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803.

TIB The Illustrated Bartsch - Commentary Volumes. 1978–.

Diane DeGrazia Bohlin Prints and related drawings by the Carracci family. Washington DC, 1979.