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Perseus severs the head of Medusa
(c. 1675-1680)
plate 7 from a set of thirteen engravings after the paintings by Annibale Carracci for the Camerino of the Palazzo Farnese, Rome, c. 1595

Medium
engraving
Measurements
25.4 × 52.0 cm (plate before lettering) 28.0 × 52.0 cm (plate after lettering) 45.6 × 71.0 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Rome, Italy
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Le Blanc p. 53
Edition
2nd state
Inscription
printed in ink below image l.l.: Perseus anguicomae ferro secat ona Medersae, spermerae divinas Palladis ausa comas
printed in ink below image l.l.: Annibal Carraccius pincit in aedibus farnesianis
printed in ink below image l.c.: Obijat horrifiicis chypeum Dea sospita monstius, spectat in adverso Perseus aere caput.
printed in ink below image l.c.: Io. Iacobus de Rubeis formis Romae ad Templ. S. Mariae de Pace cu priv. S. Pont.
printed in ink below image l.r.: Discite mortales moniti non spernere Divas: Ense ferit stricto vindicis ira Dei
printed in ink below image l.r.: Petrus Aquila delineavit et sculp.
printed in ink below image l.r.: 7
Accession Number
P116-1991
Departments
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by 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