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An Allegory of Bologna

A work made of black chalk on ivory laid paper, partially laid down on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of black chalk on ivory laid paper, partially laid down on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1630/39

Artist:

Alessandro Algardi
Italian, 1598-1654

About this artwork

The coat-of-arms of Bologna is suspended in a fruit tree below which stand Mercury and Minerva; the river god Reno sits to the right with the town of Bologna behind him.

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Artist

Alessandro Algardi

Title

An Allegory of Bologna

Origin

Italy

Date

1630–1639

Medium

Black chalk on ivory laid paper, partially laid down on ivory laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed verso, lower right, in pen and brown ink: "d'algardi"; verso, lower right, in pen and brown ink: "3"

Dimensions

365 × 505 mm

Credit Line

The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1922.3479

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