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Portrait of Galileo Galilei

about 1810-1820
Pietro Bettelini (Italian, 1763–1828), After Tommaso Minardi (Italian, 1787 - 1871), After Domenico Passignano (Italian, 1559 - 1638)


Catalogue Raisonné

Le Blanc 47; Meyer 52; Apell 33 (a proof impression before the name of Galileo)

Dimensions

Sheet: 69.6 x 51.4 cm (27 3/8 x 20 1/4 in.) Platemark: 45.2 x 34.7 cm (17 13/16 x 13 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

M1477

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, center, stamped in blue ink, the mark of the MFA Wales Collection (Lugt 2544)

Provenance

George Washington Wales, Boston (1815-1896); his gift to the MFA April 15, 1882

Credit Line

Gift of George Washington Wales