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Discobolus, 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:
1791
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 7/16 x 15 15/16 in. (54.5 x 40.5 cm) Plate: 18 7/8 x 12 13/16 in. (48 x 32.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.18(34)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Lodovico Corazzari del.
At lower right: Cav. Francesco Piranesi inc. 1791
At bottom center: Discobolo in atto di lanciare il disco, copia antica in marmo d'un bronzo celebre di Mirone, trovato / sull'Esquilino nella Villa Palombara, ed esistente nel Palazzo de' Marchesi Massimi. / A Sua Ecc.za (za as superscript) Il Sig.r (r as superscript) Ulrico Gustavo die Franc Segretario di Stato di S. M il Re di Svezia / direttore Gen.le (le as superscript) delle Poste per le lettere del Regno, e Commend.re (re as superscript) del suo real Ordine della Stella Polare
At lower right: Francesco Piranesi D.D.D.

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