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Venus [Aphrodite], or the Farnese Flora. Engraving by F. Piranesi, 1782, after T. Piroli.

Piroli, Tommaso, approximately 1752-1824.
Date
1782

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Description

Identified variously as Hope, Venus, Flora, a muse, a courtesan, etc.

Publication/Creation

1782

Physical description

1 print : engraving

Lettering

Statua della Speranza, o di Venere trovata nelle Terme di Tito, detta volgarmente la Flora di Farnese esistente nell'atrio di quel palazzo. A Sua altezza il sig.re principe regnante Costantino Alesandro di Salm Salm amatore delle belle arti Francesco Piranesi D.D.D. Tomasso Piroli dis. Francesco Piranesi inc. 1782

Publications note

F. Haskell and N. Penny, Taste and the antique. The lure of classical sculpture 1500-1900, New Haven and London 1981, pp. 217-219, no. 41 (as the Farnese Flora)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11585i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Italian



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