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The Rape of Proserpina

about 1650–55
Giovanni Cesare Testa (Italian, died 1655), After Pietro Testa (Italian, 1612–1650)


Catalogue Raisonné

Nagler 9 (as Giovanni Cesare Testa); Le Blanc 7 (as G.C. Testa); Bellini (Pietro Testa) 54, ii/ii (rejected attributions); Bellini (Giovanni Cesare Testa) 6, ii/ii; Cropper 123; Illustrated Bartsch (Pietro Testa) 62, ii/ii (erroneous attributions)

Dimensions

Sheet: 24.7 x 36.4 cm (9 3/4 x 14 5/16 in.)(trimmed on or within the platemark)

Accession Number

K2175

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, bottom left, in pen and brown ink, "S.R.K. / From A.C. Whipple. / In exchange. / 1889."; verso, center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of Sylvester Rosa Koehler, Boston (1837-1900)(Lugt 1580); verso, lower center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Koehler Collection (Lugt 1581)

Provenance

A.C. Whipple; Sylvester Rosa Koehler, Boston (1837-1900)(Lugt 1580); his gift to the MFA October 20, 1898

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler