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Dente, Marco
Youth Extracting Thorn from his Foot (after Antique statue) Youth Extracting Thorn from his Foot (after Antique statue)
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This engraving, based on a Hellenistic bronze sculpture of the third century BCE, depicts a seated boy cautiously removing a thorn from his foot. It is a rare example of an ancient sculpture that was transferred from collection to collection, never far from the study of artists and the admiring eye of connoisseurs. This early engraving is one of sixty that Marco Dente produced during his years working after antique models in Rome.

 
Dente, Marco
Ravenna, Italy 1486–Rome, Italy 1527 Ravenna, Italy 1486–Rome, Italy 1527
Youth Extracting Thorn from his Foot (after Antique statue) Youth Extracting Thorn from his Foot (after Antique statue)
unknown date unknown date
Engraving on paper Engraving on paper
height / width: 24.20 x 17.10 cm; 9.53 x 6.73 in.
Gift from the estate of Mabel E. Segsworth, through the Queen's University Art Foundation, 1944 Gift from the estate of Mabel E. Segsworth, through the Queen's University Art Foundation, 1944
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