The Centaur Chiron Instructing Achilles in Music (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 2, ii/iv (before the dedication line is burnished out)

Dimensions

Sheet: 23.1 x 32.5 cm (9 1/8 x 12 13/16 in.) Platemark: 21.1 x 29.9 cm (8 5/16 x 11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2001.641

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

At right within image etched monogram of G. B. Castiglione / 1758 / monogram of A. M. Zanetti; b.c. etched in plate, dedication: Eruditiy.mo ac perdilecto Patrucli Ant. M. Zanetti Alex. F; l.r. etched in plate: Antonius M. Zanetti Hier F. dono dedit et dicavit

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