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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Theseus finding his father's arms. c.1645 Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1645
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 303 millimetres
    • Width: 202 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        With etched signature in bottom margin 'Gio Bened Castilione In P'; in bottom right corner the address 'Jo Iac Rossi formis Romae 1648 alla Pace'.
  • Bibliography

    • Bellini 1982 13.III bibliographic details
    • Bartsch XXI.23.24 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Italian XVIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Dodgson's report to the Trustees of 1 July 1932 records that the Italian etchings in his 1932 gift (1932,0709.6 to 80) all 'derived from an album of Italian etchings that was in the early XIXc Rudge collection, famous for its Rembrandts, which was sold at Christie's in December 1924'. This can be identified as lot 5, bought by Martin for 21 guineas, with 254 etchings in a 'folio, whole-bound calf tooled with gold'.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


Theseus finding his father's arms.  c.1645  Etching

Theseus finding his father's arms. c.1645 Etching

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