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  • The Rape of Proserpina, ca. 1760–95
    Gaetano Gandolfi (Italian, Bolognese, 1734–1802)
    Etching; plate 2 3/4 x 4 5/16 in. (7 x 11 cm)
    The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1960 (60.611.66)

    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.

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  • The Rape of Proserpina, ca. 1760–95
    Gaetano Gandolfi (Italian, Bolognese, 1734–1802)
    Etching; plate 2 3/4 x 4 5/16 in. (7 x 11 cm)
    The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1960 (60.611.66)

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