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The statue of a lively, leaping pig. Engraving by I. Frezza after G.E. Morghen (?).
- Morghen, Giovanni Elia, 1721-approximately 1789.
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1 print : engraving ; platemark 13 x 16.7 cm
Ah potessi io pur vivere Come vivesti tu! ; GM ; Isidoro Frezza sc.
The GM monogram is similar to one recorded by Nagler, loc. cit., as being the mark of Giovanni Elia Morghen. Both G.E. Morghen and Isidoro Frezza worked on the volumes of Delle antichità di Ercolano, Naples 1757-1789
G.K. Nagler, Die Monogrammisten, vol 2, Munich and Leipzig 1860, p. 154, no. 403
Translation of lettering: Ah, if only I could live as you lived!
Wellcome Library no. 40079i
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