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Orfeo

1840
Possibly by Ludwig Gruner (German, 1801–1882), After Thomas Crawford (American, about 1813–1857)


Catalogue Raisonné

Plate, framed

Dimensions

29 x 21 cm (11 7/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1978.73

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Rome, After Thomas Crawford’s marble sculpture of Orpheus and Cerberus, (MFA Athenaeum loan 162)

Inscription

Inscribed in lower margin. At r. in pencil: "To Charles Sumner/ with the respects of the author/ Rome Oct. 1840". At l. in brown ink: "To Francis Lieber/ from his friend/ Charles Sumner/ Boston, August 5th 1841/ (in Greek) The Hope of America"

Provenance

Charles Sumner, Boston; Francis Lieber, Boston; Paul William Garber (Consulate to Chile), Boston, MA; gift to MFA Feb. 16, 1978

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Paul William Garber