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The Farnese Hercules, 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:
1782
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 7/16 x 15 15/16 in. (54.5 x 40.5 cm) Plate: 19 5/16 x 13 3/16 in. (49 x 33.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.18(26)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Tomasso Piroli dis.
At lower right: Francesco Piranesi inc. 1782.
At bottom center: Ercole in roposo opera Greca di Glicone Ateniese dissoterrato nelle Terme di Caracalla, / che si ammira nell'Atrio del Palazzo Farnese. / A Sua Altezza il Sig.re (re as superscript) Principe di Hessenstein Governator Gente della Pomerania Svezzese / Feld Maresciallo dell'armata di S.M. il Re di Svezia Grand' Estimatore 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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