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The Snake Charmer, after the drawing by Giulio Romano for a fresco in the Sala dei Venti, Palazzo del Te, Mantua
The Snake Charmer, after the drawing by Giulio Romano for a fresco in the Sala dei Venti, Palazzo del Te, Mantua
Date:
ca. 1570–1580
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Engraving
Dimensions:
22.4 x 30.1 cm (image)
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Object Type:
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Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Provenance:
J. Michelin (L. 1490);
Cantacuzene (not in Lugt);
R. E. Lewis;
LL verso: Marcus Sopher (cat. 48)

Accession Number:
1985.1.469
Acquisition Date:
1985-01-01
Credit Line:

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Sopher Collection

A charlatan standing on a platform with snakes wound around his neck and chest, works a large crowd as his assistant offers an antidote against the bite of snakes.