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Print - The Laocoon Before Restoration
  • The Laocoon Before Restoration
    Dente, Marco da Ravenna
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The Laocoon Before Restoration

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    early 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dente, Marco da Ravenna (print-maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.1090

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 47

Physical description

The sculpture of Laocoön and his two sons (the 'Laocoön Group'), before the restoration; Engraving print on paper; With the initials M.R..

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

early 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Dente, Marco da Ravenna (print-maker)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

M.R.

Object history note

The engraver's name should be inscribed at full length on the left of the pedestal, but it has been erased from this impression, excepting the initials M.R.

Descriptive line

The sculpture of Laocoön and his two sons (the 'Laocoön Group'), before the restoration; Engraving print on paper; Engraved by Marco Dente (da Ravenna); Italy; Early 16th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum : Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1874.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Engraving (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Snakes; Laocoön group

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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