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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    W,9.144

  • Description

    A family of satyrs by a tree; one plays the pipes while four children dance Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1640-1660
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 108 millimetres
    • Width: 318 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        At upper right 'Giul Carpioni Ven', and with 'In Padoa Matio Cadorin detto Bolzetta for' added at bottom left
  • Curator's comments

    Some elements of the etching relate to other works by Carpioni, including the painting, the Dream of Hypnos, from a private collection, and a second, now lost, but which is preserved in photographic reproduction at the photo archive at the Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence.

  • Bibliography

    • Calabi 10.II bibliographic details
    • Mazzoli 19 bibliographic details
    • Bartsch XX.188.19 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Italian XVIIc Mounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    W,9.144

A family of satyrs by a tree; one plays the pipes while four children dance
Etching

A family of satyrs by a tree; one plays the pipes while four children dance Etching

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