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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

Artist:
Pietro Testa (Italian, Lucca 1612–1650 Rome)
Publisher:
Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi (Italian, Rome 1627–1691 Rome)
Date:
1644
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
sheet: 15 9/16 x 19 9/16 in. (39.5 x 49.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.70.3(48)
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.



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