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The group of Neoptolemus and Astyanax, the hero with the head of Commodus, now in Naples at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, as seen from behind. Signed and numbered on the bottom right corner: “FP B / 13”, FP monogrammed. B stands for “Bergognone”, as he was also known in Italy.
From ‘Segmenta Nobiliarum Signorum et Statuarum’, a series of 101 etched plates (frontispiece and 100 illustrations) representing statues from Rome, first published in Rome in 1638, and reprinted five times before the end of the seventeenth century.
On verso, on the bottom right corner collector’s mark: “P” in black (stencilled?).
Etching on laid paper; plate mark: 225 x 129 mm, total: 294 x 182 mm; hole at the bottom, on the margin of the plate mark with a small tear ending within the plate; despite some dirt and staining on the margins, bright impression. Le Blanc 38-137.
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