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Head of the Executioner

17th century
132 x 165 mm (5.2 x 6.5 in.)

Prince Ruprecht, German, (1619–1682)
After School of Jusepe de Ribera, Spanish, d. 1652

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Mezzotint and etching on laid paper
State: Only state
Print impression quality: Very good
Edition: Published in the first edition of John Evelyn's “Sculptura”; vertical folds in center of image (see Condition) are from original insertion in Evelyn’s book
Marks: Signed in plate, upper right: monogram “RPF” with crown
Bibliography: Chaloner Smith 7; Andresen 7; Nagler 7 (vol. 15, p. 459); Bayard & D’Oench, Darkness into Light, cat. no. 4.
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1963
Accession Number: 1963.35.4

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  • plate Dimensions: 132 x 165 mm (5.2 x 6.5 in.)

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