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Production People
Carlo Cesio (Print made by)artist bio
Cesi [Cesio], Carlo
b Antrodoco, ?1622; d Rieti, ?1682

Pietro Antonio Cotta (After)artist bio
Cotta, Pietro Antonio
fl 1640s

Guido Reni (After)artist bio
Reni, Guido
b Bologna, 4 Nov 1575; d Bologna, 18 Aug 1642

Domenico de' Rossi (Published by)artist bio
Rossi, Domenico de' [Freddiani, Domenico; Rubeis, Dominicus de]
b 1647; d 1729
Title / Description
Two Putti Playing Near a Potted Carnation Plant, from the series of Putti
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
267 x 187 mm (platemark)
Inscriptions
Inscribed lower left: 'Guid: Ren:P. in Virid:o Mazarino' and signed lower right: 'Carlo Cesio Sculp.' and inscribed with the publisher's address at the lower right corner: 'Nella Stamperia di Domenico / de Rossi erede di Gio. Giac.o / de Rossi in Roma alla Pace / con Priuil. de Som. Pont. e li / cenza de Sup.' and numbered 1
State
second state of two
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XXI.118.81 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Bellini in TIB 1987, 4705.081.S2 (second state of two) info
Paolo Bellini, Italian Masters of the Seventeenth Centuries, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 47, Part 1 (Commentary), New York 1987
 
Comment
The print belongs to a series of 11 plates, reproducing in the same direction the frescoes by Guido Reni on the ceiling of a loggia in the Palazzo Rospigliosi Pallavicini on Monte Quirinale, Rome. Since the prints from the first state carry the signature of Pietro Antonio Cotta, Bellini in TIB 1987 suggested to attribute the series to him.
 
Inventory Number
19153
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Unmounted
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