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Perseus killing Medusa
plate 7 from the Imagines Farnesiani Cubiculi cum ipsarum monocromatibus et ornamentis series, published by Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi, Rome 1670–92

etching and engraving
25.6 × 48.8 cm (image) (semi-circle) 27.3 × 49.2 cm (sheet, trimmed within platemark) 45.8 × 71.2 cm (backing sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Rome, Italy
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Borea XXVIII B.5 ii/ii
2nd of 2 states
printed in ink l.l.: Annibal Carraccius pinxit in Ædibus farneſianis.
printed in ink l.r.: Petrus Aquila delineauit, et sculp.
printed in ink l.c.: Io. Iacobus de Rubeis formis Romæ ad Templ. S. Mariæ de Pace cū priu. S. Pont.
printed in ink l.c.l.: PERSEVS anguicomæ ferro secat ora MEDVSÆ, / Spernere diuinas PALLADIS ausa comas.
printed in ink l.c.: Obijcit horrificis clypeum Dea sospita monstris; / Spectat in aduerso PERSEVS ære caput.
printed in ink l.c.r.: Discite Mortales moniti non spernere Diuos: / e̛nse ferit stricto vindicis ira Dei.
printed in ink l.r.: 7
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Professor Peter Tomory, 1991
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display