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Ghismonda weeping over the heart of Guiscardo

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    mid 18th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    McArdell, James, born 1729 - died 1765 (engraver)
    Correggio, Antonio Allegri, born 1489 - died 1534 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.471-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PE, shelf 25

Physical description

Print showing a young woman, her right breast bare, leaning on her left arm and weeping over a heart in a dish.

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

mid 18th century (printed)

Artist/maker

McArdell, James, born 1729 - died 1765 (engraver)
Correggio, Antonio Allegri, born 1489 - died 1534 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Dimensions

Height: 33 cm, Width: 22.9 cm

Descriptive line

Print entitled 'Ghismonda weeping over the heart of Guiscardo'. Mezzotint by James McArdell after Correggio, mid-18th century.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Love; Death; Heart

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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