Truth Triumphant Over Envy

Katharina Prestel, German, 1747 - 1794
after Jacopo Ligozzi, Italian, 1547 - 1627



Etching and aquatint, printed in brown and gold on paper

Sheet: 12 1/8 × 9 1/8 in. (30.8 × 23.2 cm)

Mount: 15 7/8 × 11 9/16 in. (40.3 × 29.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from Jane and W. David Dance, Class of 1940



Place Made: Germany, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


On view


Signed, in plate, lower right: J:T: Prestel.SC; inscribed, in plate, lower left: ligozzi Del:; inscribed, on reverse, in ink, lower left: J.A. Boerner / F.C-; inscribed, on mount, in ink, lower left: nach Jacb. Ligozzi, von Joh. Gottlb. Prestel.

Exhibition History

Gold: Materiality, Morality, and Metaphor, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 14, 2024.

Images in Translation: Eighteenth-Century Prints after Old Master Drawings Selected from the Permanent Collection, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 30-May 30, 2004.

Published References

Das Praunsche Kabinett, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nurnberg, 1994.


Collection of Johann August Boerner (1785-1862), Leipzig, Lugt 269, 270; Lutz Riester, Frieburg, Germany; sold to present collection, 2001.

Catalogue Raisonne

Nagler, KL XIII, p. 259, NR. 59 in "Truschmanier, Reich mitGold aufgehoht. Setton."; Nagle, Monogrammists I, 1108 (for the titles of the sets)

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