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Vignette, Canto XI, Stanza LXII, from Orlando furioso di Ludovico Ariosto. Birmingham d'a Torchj. di G. Baskerville Per P. Molini Librajo dell. Academia. Reale è G. Molini. MDCCLXXIII.

Series/Portfolio:
Orlando furioso di Ludovico Ariosto. Birmingham d'a Torchj. di G. Baskerville Per P. Molini Librajo dell. Academia. Reale è G. Molini. MDCCLXXIII.
Artist:
Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, Florence 1728–1815 Lisbon)
Artist:
After Giovanni Battista Cipriani (Italian, Florence 1727–1785 Hammersmith (active London))
Author:
Ludovico Ariosto (Italian, Reggio Emilia 1474–1533 Ferrara)
Date:
1773–74
Medium:
Etching and engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 3/16 × 9 3/8 in. (31 × 23.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph Verner Reed, 1964
Accession Number:
64.542.254
Not on view
A nude woman seated on a rock amidst the waves is approached by a group of men, as one man restrains them.
Inscription: At top center: CANTO XI.
At lower left: J.B. Cipriani del.
At lower right: F. Bartolozzi sculp.
At bottom center: Lo corse ad abbracciare, e a fargli festa, / Trattasi la celata c'avea in testa. / Canto XI.o Stanza LXII.a

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stap / GIFT OF JOSEPH VERNER REED
Joseph Verner Reed Jr. (American); Donor: Joseph Verner Reed Jr. (American)
Lewine 34; Cohen 95
J. Lewine Bibliography of eighteenth century art and illustrated books; being a guide to collectors of illustrated works in English and French of the period. London, 1898, cat. no. 34.

Henry Cohen, Seymour de Ricci Guide de l'amateur de livres à gravures du XVIIIe siècle. sixth. Brueil-en-Vexin, 1973, cat. no. 95.

Gordon Norton Ray The Art of the French Illustrated Book (1790-1914). Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982, cat. no. 64.



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