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The Centaur Chiron Exercising the Art of Magic in the Presence of the Young Achilles (from a series of 12, "Varii Capricci, E. Paesi")

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Inscription

At left, etched in image, monogramof A. M. Zanetti, monogram of G. B. Castiglione / 1758; B.c., etched dedication: Preclaro el perdilecto Amico Petro Ioan Mariette in antiquae gratitudinus testimonium dedicat, et donat; etched l.r.: M. Zanetti Hier F.

Marks

L. l. stamp of Lord Spencer; verso, Spencer (?) inventory stamp: 390

Provenance

Earl Spencer, Althorp ( Lugt 2341a); Joel Bergquist, Stanford, CA; purchased by MFA Sept. 2001

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis

1758

Catalogue Raisonné

Bozzolato 3, undescribed first state

Dimensions

Platemark: 21 x 29.7 cm (8 1/4 x 11 11/16 in.) Sheet: 24.2 x 32.8 cm (9 1/2 x 12 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2001.642

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