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Orestes and Electra, from Classical Statues in Rome

Series/Portfolio:
Classical Statues in Rome
Artist:
Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris)
Artist:
After Tommaso Piroli (Italian, Rome 1752–1824 Rome)
Date:
1783
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 7/16 x 15 15/16 in. (54.5 x 40.5 cm) Plate: 19 3/16 x 13 in. (48.7 x 33 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.18(23)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Tomasso Piroli disegnó
At lower right: Francesco Piranesi incise 1783.
At bottom center: Oreste riconosciuto dalla sorella Elettra la quale ha i capelli recisi per averli appesi alla tomba / del padre, espresso secondo la scenda di Sofocle. Opera Greca di Menelao Discepolo di Stefano, / creduta volgarmente rappresentare Papirio colla Madre. Esiste nella Villa Ludovisi / Al Sig.re (re as superscript) Federico de Fredenheim Primo Segretario di f. M:il Re di Svezia, e Maestro di / Cerimonie alla sua Corte Cavaliere del ordine Relae della Stella Polare Grand Proettore delle belle arti
At lower right: Francesco Piranesi D.D.D.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
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