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Inscription

by artist in plate, lower left: PTL; in plate, lower right: Calisto ferranto for.; by a later hand on mount, lower center, in pen and black ink, Gareaux [Gazeaux?] e posterieure; by a different hand on mount, lower center, in graphite, St. Hieronimus i.d. Wüste / Nagler S. 266, #15, I.v.II (Calisto's Adresse); by same hand, on mount lower right, in graphite, Pietro Testa. sculp. / Cropper 8; by later hand on mount, upper left, in graphite, Ital.; by later hand on mount, upper right, in graphite, 15; by later hand on mount, lower left, in graphite, f.; by later hand, on mount verso, upper left, in graphite: 99 060 - 29 /2

Provenance

(Galerie Bassenge, Berlin, 26 May 2011, lot 5222); (C. G. Boerner, New York); purchased 2011 by NGA.

Bibliography
1802
Bartsch, Adam. Le peintre graveur. 21 vols. Vienna: J.V. Degen, 1802-1821, no. 15.
1976
Bellini, Paolo.L’opera incisa di Pietro Testa.Vicenza: N. Pozza, 1976, no. 9.
1984
Cropper, Elizabeth.The ideal of painting : Pietro Testa’s Düsseldorf notebook. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1984. no. 8.