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Time Unveiling Truth

Youth Favored by Fortune

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Bellini (Giovanni Cesare Testa), Part 2, Summary List of "Ideas", 22 (Bellini lists three states, but the state of this impression cannot be determined, as the lower margin is trimmed off)

Dimensions

Sheet: 40.2 x 28.5 cm (15 13/16 x 11 1/4 in.) Platemark: 34.7 x 23 cm (13 11/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

69.1033

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Engraved in the plate, lower left, "In Poma [sic] da Vincenzo Billy"; etched in the plate, lower right, "Pietro Testa delineauit."

Markings

Verso, lower right, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Aimée and Rosamond Lamb; their gift to the MFA June 11, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb