Cartouche with Musical Putti

mid- to late 18th century
Antonio Gregori (Italian, 18th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Le Blanc

Dimensions

Sheet: 21.8 x 28.7 cm (8 9/16 x 11 5/16 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number

1981.374

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving, printed in blue ink

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This etching/engraving was presumably intended to be used as the title-page to musical manuscript parts, the center to be filled in with the name of the piece.

Inscription

Engraved in the plate, bottom left, "I. Tempesti & M. Tarrochi inv: & del: Pisis"; engraved in the plate, bottom right, "Ant: Gregori Sculp:"; in pen and brown ink, top right, "Flauto"; in pen and brown ink, on the banderole, "Canone a 4.", a canon written on the stave, and words below the stave; in pen and brown ink, center, "Duetti / di / Lidarti [Cristiano Giuseppe Lidarti, 1730-1795]"

Markings

Verso, bottom center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Louise King, London; from whom purchased October 14, 1981

Credit Line

Curator's Discretionary Fund