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The Centaur Chiron Instructing the Young Achilles in Geography (from a series of twelve prints, "Varii Capricci, E Paesi")

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Inscription

At left of image, etched in plate, monogram of G. B. Castiglione; at right of image, 1759 and monogram of A. M. Zanetti; lower center margin etched dedication: Mmo D. Josepho Smith, Consuli Britannico novum antiquae necessitudinis monimentum; l.r. etched in plate: Antonius M. Zanetti Hier F. Offerebat.

Marks

L.l. stamp of Lord Spencer; verso, Spencer (?) inventory stamp: 388

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis

1759

Catalogue Raisonné

Bozzolato 1, I/II

Dimensions

Platemark: 21 x 28.7 cm (8 1/4 x 11 5/16 in.) Sheet: 24 x 31.7 cm (9 7/16 x 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2001.640

Medium or Technique

Etching, first state

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