Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Medici Venus, 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:
1781
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 7/16 x 15 15/16 in. (54.5 x 40.5 cm) Plate: 19 1/8 x 13 in. (48.5 x 33 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.18(28)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Tomasso Piroli dis.
At lower right: Francesco Piranesi inc. 1781
At bottom center: Venere con Amore sul delfino, simbolo d'esser nata delle spume del mare / già conservata in Roma negli Orti Medicei, ed ora in Firenze nella galleria Granducale / Al Sig.r (r as superscript) Giacomo Smith Barry Cavaliere Inglese / Grand'Estimatore delle Belle Arti, ed delle Antichità
At lower right: Francesco Piranesi D.D.D.

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