Rape of Persephone

Artist:
Gaetano Gandolfi (Italian, San Matteo della Decima 1734–1802 Bologna)
Date:
ca. 1755–90
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Plate: 2 3/4 x 4 5/16 in. (7 x 11 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1960
Accession Number:
60.611.66
Not on view
The talented painter and fluent draftsman Gandolfi also created reproductive engravings and a small number of exquisite etchings, including this spirited Rococo rendition of Pluto and Persephone entering into the flames of the underworld.