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Head, after an Antique Cameo

1669
Giovanni Battista Testana (Italian, born 1648)


Catalogue Raisonné

From Nagler 1 (a series of plates for G.A. Canini's Iconographia, 1669, after antique coins and cameos)

Dimensions

Sheet: 14.1 x 10.3 cm (5 9/16 x 4 1/16 in.) Platemark: 13.5 x 10.1 cm (5 5/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

B3484.1

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Engraved in the plate, upper right, the number "44"; engraved in the plate, lower center, "TETETOE SOCRATE"; engraved in the plate, lower left, "I. Testana S."

Markings

Verso, lower left-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Babcock Bequest (Lugt 207); verso, lower left-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)

Provenance

William Perkins Babcock, Boston, Paris (1826-1899); his bequest to the MFA 1900

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock