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Venus [Aphrodite]: the Medici Venus. Engraving by F. Piranesi, 1781, after T. Piroli.

Piroli, Tommaso, approximately 1752-1824.
Date
1781

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Publication/Creation

1781

Physical description

1 print : engraving

Lettering

Venere con Amore sul delfino, simbolo d'esser nata dalle spume del mare, già conservata in Roma negli orti medicei, ed ora in Firenze nella galleria granducale. Al sig. Giacomo Smith Barry cavaliere inglese grand' estimatore delle belle arti, e delle antichità, Francesco Piranesi D.D.D. Tommaso Piroli dís. Francesco Piranesi inc. 1781

Publications note

F. Haskell and N. Penny, Taste and the antique, the lure of classical sculpture 1500-1900, New Haven and London 1981, pp. 325-328, no. 88 (without mention of this print)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11584i

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Languages

  • Italian



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