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Frontispiece: Fall of the Rebel Angels
  • Augustin de Saint-Aubin, artist
    born: Paris, France ; died: Paris, France
    Charles Nicolas Cochin, II
    born: Paris, France ; died: Paris, France ; active: France
  • Frontispiece: Fall of the Rebel Angels, 1780s
  • La Gerusalemme liberata, by Torquato Tasso
  • Where object was made: France
  • etching
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 230 x 148 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 260 x 161 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 9 1/16 x 5 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/4 x 6 5/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of John W. Ittmann
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0031

Two groups of angels fighting. One of the angels in the top section holds a shield with a cross on it. The angels on the ground have snakes crawling around them. There is an engraved boarder at top, with a potrait medallion in the center. The man portrayed inside the medallion is identified as Torquato Tasso.