The Centaur Chiron Instructing the Young Achilles in Geography (from a series of twelve prints, "Varii Capricci e Paesi")

1759
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 1, i/ii

Dimensions

Sheet: 24.1 x 32 cm (9 1/2 x 12 5/8 in.) Platemark: 21 x 28.8 cm (8 1/4 x 11 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2001.640

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Before the dedication to Joseph Smith is burnished out; the impression is delicate, but very fine

Inscription

At left of image, etched in plate, monogram of G. B. Castiglione; at right of image, 1759 and monogram of A. M. Zanetti; lower center margin etched dedication: Mmo D. Josepho Smith, Consuli Britannico novum antiquae necessitudinis monimentum; l.r. etched in plate: Antonius M. Zanetti Hier F. Offerebat.

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