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Apollo pursuing Daphne, whose toes take the form of tree roots, a round composition, reverse copy after a series of engravings by Cherubino Alberti of mythological scenes after Polidoro da Caravaggio

After Cherubino Alberti (Zaccaria Mattia) (Italian, Borgo Sansepolcro 1553–1615 Rome)
After Polidoro da Caravaggio (Italian, Caravaggio ca. 1499–ca. 1543 Messina)
Samuel Sympson (ca. 1720–1751)
ca. 1550–1600
sheet: 6 5/16 x 5 9/16 in. (16 x 14.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Numbered at upper right: '9.' Lettered in lower margin: 'Polydorus de Caravagio In. / S. Sympson Exc.' Inscribed in a later hand: 'Apollo and Daphne.'
Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
B.XVII.79.87 (reverse copy); Manescalchi 119 (reverse copy)
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803.

Roberto Manescalchi Cherubino Alberti La luce incisa. Florence, 2007.

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