Collection of Prints and Drawings
Eszter Nagy with Zoltán Kárpáti, Seventeenth-Century Italian Prints
©Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
 
Production People
Camillo Congio (Print made by)artist bio
Congio, Camillo; [Cungi, Camillo; Congius, Camillus]
b Rome, c. 1604; fl 1624 - 1646

Pietro da Cortona (After)artist bio
Cortona, Pietro da [Berrettini, Pietro]
b Cortona, ?1 Nov 1596; bapt 27 Nov 1597; d Rome, 16 May 1669
Title / Description
Hercules Defeats the Harpies, from the series of Aedes Barberinae ad Quirinalem
 
Date
1642
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
307 x 339 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Numbered 9
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Charles Le Blanc, Manuel de l'amateur
d'estampes, 4 vols., Paris 1854-90, II.76.8
 
Comment
The series, engraved by Camillo Congio, Cornelis Bloemaert, and Johann Friedrich Greuter after Pietro da Cortona's frescoes in the Palazzo Barberini, Rome, illustrated Girolamo Teti's account on the Barberini Palace published in 1642 under the title 'Aedes Barberinae ad Quirinalem'. Among the plates in our collection only inv. no. 8483 is signed, namely by Congio, therefore they are all listed under his name.
 
Inventory Number
8478
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Unmounted
Citation Line
Congio, Camillo (Print made by), Cortona, Pietro da (After), Inv. No. 8478, in Eszter Nagy with Zoltán Kárpáti, Seventeenth-Century Italian Prints: An On-Line Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2012 » http://www.printsanddrawings.hu/ (accessed 9th of August, 2020) «