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Print, Venus Genitrix: Fireworks

This is a Print. It was created by Louis-Joseph Le Lorrain. It is dated 1747 and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is etching support: off-white laid paper, laid down on frame of white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Christopher Mendez.

Its dimensions are

39.9 x 47.7 cm (15 11/16 x 18 3/4 in.) 47.5 x 56.4 Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

It has the following markings

Marks: Yes

It is inscribed

Inscribed on the bottom border in black ink, center: VENUS GENITRIX/; below: PROSPETTIVA DELLA PRIMA MACCHINA RAPPRESENTE IL TEMPIO DI VENERE GENITRICE CHE DALL'ANTICA GENTILITA SI OSSERVA ANCH'OGGI DA' SUOI VESTIGIJ ...A SUA BEATITUDINE BENEDETTO XIV, L'ANNO 1747/; lower right: FRANCESCO SCARDOVELLI CAPO BOMBARDE, E CAPO FUOCAROLO DI CASTEL S. ANGELO

Cite this object as

Print, Venus Genitrix: Fireworks; Louis-Joseph Le Lorrain (French, 1715–1759); Italy; etching support: off-white laid paper, laid down on frame of white laid paper; 39.9 x 47.7 cm (15 11/16 x 18 3/4 in.) 47.5 x 56.4 Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.); Gift of Christopher Mendez; 1986-41-1

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