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The departure of the prodigal son, shown at about to mount his horse, from a series of four prints

Series/Portfolio:
The Prodigal Son
Artist:
Pietro Testa (Italian, Lucca 1612–1650 Rome)
Date:
ca. 1645
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 1/16 x 11 5/8 in. (20.5 x 29.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.4226
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered on face of platform at lower left: 'Lhistoria / Del Figliolo prodigo / P. Testa in et fecit Romae', at lower centre 'J.R. cum privillegio Regis'
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Cropper 95.ii; Bellini 54.21.i; B.XX.216.5
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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