Artist Giovanni David, Italian, 1743-1790
  • Gaspar Gribolari, Secondhand Dealer at Padua
  • Diver Portraits | Various Portraits (series title)
Date 1775
Medium etching and aquatint printed in brown ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 9 3/8 × 6 5/8 inches (23.8 × 16.8 cm)
Sheet: 15 1/4 × 11 inches (38.7 × 27.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Benson and Edith Ford Fund
Accession Number 73.172.9
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, on plate, lower left: David Gen. Inv. fecit.
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, lower center: Gaspar Gribolari Brocanteur a Padoue. | Ses mots ont dans sa bouche une emphase admirable. Boil. Sat. 10.
Inscribed, in pencil, center bottom edge of sheet: 8
formerly in the collection of the descendants of the artist (Genoa, Italy).
1973-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)