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Allegory of a young man arriving on Mount Parnassus. Ca. 1644–1646.

Allegory of a young man arriving on Mount Parnassus. Ca. 1644–1646.

Etching. 415 x 577.

II state of  two.

Under the image there is a dedication: All’ Ill.mo Sig.rmio Sig.r et Pron. Colendis.mo il Sig.r Fra Gio. Tomaso Rondenino Caualier Gerosolimitano… Gio. Domenico Rossi D.D.D.

The picturesque original of P. Testa is in the art gallery of The Schleißheim Palace (Schloss Schleißheim). The paintings in the gallery belong to the Bavarian State Collection of Paintings in Munich (Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlungen).

Inv. G 646.

Literature: Bartsch, v. 20, p. 225, № 33; Nagler, Bd. 18, p. 268, № 33; Le Blanc, t. 4, p. 21, № 32; Cropper E. Pietro Testa, 1612–1650. Prints and Drawings / Elizabeth Cropper. – Philadelphia, 1988. – p. 224–226, № 102.

 

Rossi, Giovanni Domenico de (1619, Rome – 1653, Rome) – representative of the largest publishing dynasty of the XVII century in Rome, which was founded by his father, Giuseppe de Rossi the Elder (ca. 1570–1639), in 1615. He became the head of  the family firm after the father’s death. In 1647 his younger brother, Giovanni Giacomo, became his partner. The latter inherited the workshop after the death of Giovanni Domenico in 1653.

Rondinini, Giovanni Tommaso (1625–?) – catholic priest, knight of the Jerusalem Order (since 1643).

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