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Orpheus and Eurydice

about 1767-1785
Unidentified artist, 18th century, After Giovanni Battista Cipriani (Italian (Florentine), 1727–1785, active in London), In the manner of Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, worked in Italy, England, and Portugal, 1728–1815)

Catalogue Raisonné

Not by Bartolozzi, but after the same drawing by Cipriani as De Vesme/Calabi 1924 (or possibly copied from De Vesme/Calabi 1924)


Sheet: 9.5 x 9.7 cm (3 3/4 x 3 13/16 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and stipple engraving

Not On View


Prints and Drawings




Verso, lower center, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, left center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)


Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund