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Paris about to present the apple to Venus, from Classical Statues in Rome

Paris about to present the apple to Venus, from Classical Statues in Rome

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 5/16 x 13 in. (49 x 33 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, transferred from the Library
Accession Number:
41.71.1.18(6)
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: At lower left: Tomasso Piroli dis.
    At lower right: Francesco Piranesi inc. 1783
    At bottom center: Paride in abito e berretto Frigio in atto di presentare a Venere il pomo ammirato / quá nel Palazzo Altemps, ora nel Museo Pio Clementino / Alla Santit di Nro Sig.re (re as superscript) PIO SESTO Pontefice Massimo delle Antichità / investigatore vigilantissimo, e delle belle Arti Splendidissimo Protettore
    At lower right: Francesco Piranesi D.D.D.

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

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