An allegory in honor of Innocent X who appears in a cartouche in the upper right, below are many figures representing Rome in the springtime of the golden age
Pietro Testa (Italian, Lucca 1612–1650 Rome)
Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi (Italian, Rome 1627–1691 Rome)
sheet: 15 9/16 x 19 9/16 in. (39.5 x 49.7 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered within plate at lower left with publisher address 'St Stampano alla Pace per Gio Jacomo de Rossi / in Roma al insegna di Parigi' at right 'Dno Stephano Garbesi ... / Petrus Testa beneficiorum ... DD'
John Edward Rudge (British, 1792–1861); Vendor: E. Parsons & Sons (London)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," November 28, 1994–February 5, 1995.
Cropper 86.ii; Bellini 57.25.ii: B.XX.224.31
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803.
Paolo Bellini L'opera incisa di Pietro Testa. Vicenza, 1976.
Elizabeth Cropper Pietro Testa, 1612-1650: Prints and Drawings. Philadephia, 1988.
Artist: Pietro Testa (Italian, Lucca 1612–1650 Rome)Date: 1612–50Medium: Pen and brown ink, over black chalk. The sketch of Pegasus in black chalk only. Framing lines in pen and brown inkAccession: 1980.12On view in:Not on view