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Portrait of Alessandro Cagliostro, 1781

  • etching, paper
  • 175 x 118 mm
  • Inv. 2014-RD

Public Domain

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Alessandro Cagliostro also called Alessandro, Count of Cagliostro, born Giuseppe Balsamo (Palermo 1743 - San Leo 1795) was an Italian adventurer.


Christoph Guérin
Strasbourg - Strasbourg
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Christoph Guérin
Strasbourg - Strasbourg
draftsmen (artists)AAT

Title Portrait of Alessandro Cagliostro
Date 1781
Period 19th century
Medium and support etching AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, below: LE COMTE DE CAGLIOSTRO. / De l'Ami des humains reconnoissez les traits, / Tous ses jours sont marqués par de nouveaux bienfaits. / Il prolonge la vie, il secourt l'indigence, / Le plaisir d'être utile est seul sa récompense.
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
reproductive prints AAT
Inventory number 2014-RD
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2014-RD
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/8875/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015637 portraits AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D14 adult man Iconclass
46A85 adventurer Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
49G91 quack, charlatan, mountebank, 'saltimbanco' Iconclass
61B2 historical persons Iconclass
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