Plate II, from a series of six illustrations for Aesop's Fable, 'The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey' (Chi vuol de l'opra sua far pago ogn'uno se stesso offende e non contenta alcuno)

Giuseppe Maria Mitelli, Italian, 1634 - 1718


about 1675-1710

Etching on paper

Sheet: 11 7/8 × 8 9/16 in. (30.2 × 21.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Barbara G. and Stephen A. Berqquist



Place Made: Italy, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


In plate, upper right, numbered: 2; in plate, lower left, signed: G. M. Mitelli F.; in plate, bottom left: Ma se la gente dice quel vecchiazzo / Guardate chi col pie fa caminare, ; in plate, bottom right: Se l'Asino si due à quel ragazzo, / Come vanno dicendo, io vuo smontare.

Published References

Bertarelli, Achille, Le incisioni di Giuseppe Maria Mitelli, Milan: Comune di Milano, 1940, nos. 575-580. Donderi, Bruno, "Giovanni Maria Verdizzotti: un favolista italiano del Cinquecento," Ambra 6 (2005): pp. 50-65. Wallace, Richard, "Giuseppe Maria Mitelli," in Italian Etchers of the Renaissance and Baroque, exhib. cat., edited by Sue Reed and Richard Wallace, Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1989, pp. 145-146.


Barbara G. and Stephen A. Bergquist, Needham, Massachusetts; given to present collection, 2011.

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