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Print, The Massacre of the Innocents

This is a Print. It was print maker: Giovanni Volpato and Pietro Bettelini and after Nicolas Poussin. It is dated ca. 1780-1800 and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is engraving on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Bruno Lasker and Mrs. Bruno Lasker.

Its dimensions are

Plate: 54 × 63.5 cm (21 1/4 in. × 25 in.) Paper: 57.2 × 68.2 cm (22 1/2 × 26 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Below, a two line Latin inscription, from Matthew, Chapter II, verse 16. Lower left: "Nicolaus Poussin pinxit."; lower center: "Bernardinus Nocchi delin;" lower right: "Joannes Volpato sculp. et vendit Romae/Petrus Betteline fecit."

Cite this object as

Print, The Massacre of the Innocents; Print Maker: Giovanni Volpato (Italian, 1733 - 1803); Italy; engraving on paper; Plate: 54 × 63.5 cm (21 1/4 in. × 25 in.) Paper: 57.2 × 68.2 cm (22 1/2 × 26 7/8 in.); 1957-41-221

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