Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Ludovisi Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife [The Galatian Suicide], from Classical Statues in Rome

Series/Portfolio:
Classical Statues in Rome
Artist:
Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris)
Artist:
After Ludovico Corazzari (Italian, active 1780s)
Date:
1792
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 7/16 x 15 15/16 in. (54.5 x 40.5 cm) Plate: 19 1/8 x 13 1/16 in. (48.6 x 33.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.18(24)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Ludovico Corazzari disegnò
At lower right: Cav. Fran.co (co as superscript) Prianesi incise 1792
At bottom center: Gruppo di significato per anco ignoto rappresentatnte un Eroe che si uccide, mentre col braccio manco sostiene una giovine / donna ferita in petto e cadente. Le figure son comunemente conosciute sotto l'erronea denominazione di Peto e d'Arria. / Esiste nella villa Ludovisi sul Pincio. / A Sua Ecc.za (za as superscript) il Sig.r (r as superscript) Gustavo Adolfo Barone di Reuterholm Signore di Svidia &c. &c. / Ciamberlano Attuale di S. M. la Regina di Svezia Membro dell'Accademie, d'Arcadia, / e delle Belle Arti di S. Luca in Roma, e Grand'Amatore delle Medesime.
At lower right: Francesco Piranesi D.D.D.

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