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David with the Head of Goliath

Giulio Carpioni I, Italian, c. 1613 - 1679

Made in Verona, Italy, Europe

c. 1640s

Etching with plate tone brown ink hatching on forearm

Plate: 6 1/16 x 4 1/4 inches (15.3 x 10.8 cm) Sheet: 6 5/16 x 4 1/2 inches (16 x 11.5 cm)

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Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
The Muriel and Philip Berman Gift, acquired from the John S. Phillips bequest of 1876 to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with funds contributed by Muriel and Philip Berman, gifts (by exchange) of Lisa Norris Elkins, Bryant W. Langston, Samuel S. White 3rd and Vera White, with additional funds contributed by John Howard McFadden, Jr., Thomas Skelton Harrison, and the Philip H. and A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation, 1985

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Carpioni himself may have been responsible for the brown hatching on David's arm: printmakers sometimes drew on an impression to test an idea before returning to the plate and making irreversible changes. There is no later state of this print, however, so if the hatching is Carpioni's work, he must have decided against the changes.