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Inscription

center right in plate [on plaque]: Vina, dapes onerant / animos Sapientia / nurtit.; lower center in plate [on scroll]: Illustrissimo, atque Ornatiss. D.D. FABRITIO CELLESIO Equiti S. Stephani / In symposio do Amore disserentes, te Virtutis amantem, uocant Conuiuam. / Ars mea muta est; tuas recitabit laudes, Siue Socrates, siue Alcibiades. Vale. / T.D. additissimus Petrus Testa. 1648

Provenance

(James A. Berquist, Newton Centre, MA); purchased 2012 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, no. 18.
1976
Bellini, Paolo.L’opera incisa di Pietro Testa.Vicenza: N. Pozza, 1976, no. 38.
1984
Cropper, Elizabeth.The ideal of painting : Pietro Testa’s Düsseldorf notebook. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1984, no. 114, ii/vi.