The Centaur Chiron Exercising the Art of Magic in the Presence of the Young Achilles (from a series of twelve prints, "Varii Capricci e Paesi")

1758
Gaetano Gherardo Zompini (Italian, 1700–1778), After Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (Italian, 1609–1665), Formerly attributed to Antonio Maria Zanetti I (Italian, 1680–1767)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bozzolato 3, undescribed first state, before change in the dedication

Dimensions

Sheet: 24.1 x 32.9 cm (9 1/2 x 12 15/16 in.) Platemark: 21 x 29.5 cm (8 1/4 x 11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2001.642

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

At left, etched in image, monogram of A. M. Zanetti, monogram of G. B. Castiglione / 1758; bottom center, etched dedication: Preclaro el perdilecto Amico Petro Ioan Mariette in antiquae gratitudinus testimonium dedicat, et donat; etched l.r.: M. Zanetti Hier F.

Markings

Recto, bottom left, stamped in gray ink, the mark of Earl Spencer, Althorp (Lugt 2341a); verso, lower left-center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Earl Spencer, Althorp (Lugt 2341a); Joel R. Bergquist Fine Arts, Stanford, California; from whom purchased September 26, 2001

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis