[Allegory of Divine Providence.]Providentia / Providit ille maximus Mundi Parens, Cum tam rapaces cerneret Fati minas, Ut damna semper sobole repararet nova. Sen. Hipp. / E Tabula Romae in Capitolio affervata
Engraving, platemark 420 x 300mm (16½ x 11¾"). Uncut sheet; later impression on wove paper.
After a panel by Annibale Carracci now in the National Gallery, London. The work, now believed to represent Marsyas (who was flayed by Apollo after losing a musical contest against him) and Olympus. It was made as a lid for a musical instrument, and is one of three such panels in the National Gallery collection. From "Schola Italica Picturae sive Selectae Quaedam Summorum e Schola Italica Pictorum Tabulae Aere Incisae Cura et Impensis Gavini Hamilton Pictoris", a series of forty plates.
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