Appeles peignant la belle Campaspe (Apelles Painting Campaspe)

John Gottlieb Prestel, German, 1739 - 1808
Katharina Prestel, German, 1747 - 1794
after Raffaellino da Reggio (Raffaello Motta), Italian, 1550 - 1578



Aquatint and etching on laid paper

Plate: 17 7/16 × 11 15/16 in. (44.3 × 30.4 cm)

Sheet: 19 5/8 × 14 3/16 in. (49.8 × 36.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Robert Dance, Class of 1977



Place Made: Germany, Europe



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Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower right: No 47.; lower center: Apelles peignant la belle Campaspe. Pline, L. 35, ch. 10. / Dessin de Raphael Motta da Reggio.; lower left: E. Museo Prauniano.; lower right: J. T. Prestel Sc. Norimb. 1778.

Exhibition History

18th Century Prints and Mezzotints from the Collection of Robert Dance, Class of 1977, The Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 7-22, 1997.

Artist as Object/Subject, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 18, 1999-March 12, 2000.

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.

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