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Print, Allegory of Transience

This is a Print. It was designed by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. It is dated 1655 and we acquired it in 1944. Its medium is etching on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane.

Its dimensions are

18.2 × 26.3 cm (7 3/16 × 10 3/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed in plate, lower left: Gio Benedetto / 1655

Cite this object as

Print, Allegory of Transience; Designed by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (Italian, 1609–1664); Italy; etching on paper; 18.2 × 26.3 cm (7 3/16 × 10 3/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane; 1944-24-37

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