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Print, The Genius of the Painter, 1645–47

This is a Print. It was designed by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione and published by Giovanni Giacomo de'Rossi and dedicatee: Matthys van der Merwede, lord of Clootwyck. It is dated 1645–47 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is etching on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

37.7 x 25.5 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark (in shield): REV / CAMERA / APOSTO / LICA

It is inscribed

Printed in plate, lower center: Si uendono in Roma da Gio: Iacomo de Rossi - 1648 - alla Pace; lower right: Illo. atq. Ornmo / D. Ma. / Da Meruhe Dno de / Clootuyck bonaz Artium / Maecenati dignisfimo / Jo: Jacobus De Rubcif. D. D. D.

Cite this object as

Print, The Genius of the Painter, 1645–47; Designed by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (Italian, 1609–1664); Italy; etching on off-white laid paper; 37.7 x 25.5 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-1504

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