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The angel of death striking a door during the plague of Rome. Engraving by J.G. Levasseur after J. Delaunay.

Delaunay, Jules-Elie, 1828-1891.

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Description

In the left background, the steps leading up to the church of S. Maria Aracoeli. To right, a shrine to Aesculapius with a statue and inscription "AESCVLAP[IO] SERVATO[RI]"

Lettering

Elie Delaunay pinxt. ; Levasseur sculpt.

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : Imp. Chardon-Wittmann.

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image 33.2 x 44.9 cm

Publications note

Jacques Lethève and Françoise Gardey, Inventaire du fonds français après 1800, Bibliothèque nationale, Département des estampes, tome XIV, Paris 1967, p. 232. Jule-Gabriel Levasseur no. 70 ("Une pl[anche] pour la Société française de gravure, pl. XXXII, 1894 : La peste à Rome, d'apr. Elie Delaunay. Deux épr[euves] dont 1 avant l[ettres]" )

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 10134i

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  • French


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