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Inscription

across lower center of plate: Spectator si scire cupis quid picta tabella est, Est Iouvis filius, et Charites.; lower right in plate: Iacobus Tinctoretus pixit.; by later hand, upper center verso in graphite: 2.8.9; by later hand, lower center verso in graphite: Mercur & due Grazie, B. 117 Agostino Carracci

Provenance

F. C. Grey (Lugt 1101); Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, duplicate. (C. G. Boerner, New York); purchased 2002 by NGA.

Bibliography
1802
Bartsch, Adam. Le peintre graveur. 21 vols. Vienna, 1802-1821: Adam. Le peintre graveur. 21 vols. Vienna: J.V. Degen, 1802-1821.
1979
Bohlin, Diane DeGrazia. Prints and Related Drawings by the Carracci Family. Exh. cat. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1979.