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The tomb of Francesco Algarotti in the Campo Santo, Pisa

Artist:
Giovanni Volpato (Italian, Bassano 1732–1803 Rome)
Artist:
After Carlo Bianconi (Italian, Bologna 1732–1802 Milan)
Date:
1769
Medium:
Etching and engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet (Trimmed): 24 5/8 × 17 1/16 in. (62.5 × 43.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.2843
Not on view
Volpato's etching is based on a detailed drawing provided by the architect Carlo Bianconi. Bianconi was also responsible for the construction of the tomb itself, which is based on a design by Mauro Tesi.
Tomb of Francesco Algarotti

Sepulchral Monument of Francesco Algarotti in the Campo Santo at Pisa

Inscription: Lettered in plate at top center: ALGAROTTO OVIDII AEMVLO / NEWTONI DISCIPVLO / FRIDERICVS MAGNVS; at middle: ALGAROTTVS / NON OMNIS; below: ANNO DOMINI MDCCLXIIII

Below image left: Carol: Bianconi Bonon:is fec.; center: PISIS IN CŒMETERIO; right: Joan. Volpatus sculp. Venet:is 1769
Princes of Liechtenstein; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Venetian Prints and Books in the Age of Tiepolo," January 23, 1997–April 22, 1997.

Bassano del Grappa-Rome 1988, no. 132; N.XXI.523.35; Le Blanc IV.152.46
Charles Le Blanc Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes: contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations. 4 vols., Paris, 1854-1888, cat. no. 46, p. 152.



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