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A print depicting the enclosed image of a nude cherub leaning against a bow and looking at an image of a woman that he holds in his left hand. Around the image are banners of text.

A print depicting the enclosed image of a nude cherub. He has a quiver of arrows strapped to his back and is leaning against an upright bow. He looks to a large image that he holds in his left hand of a woman holding a mask above her head. He has a thin piece of fabric wrapped around his head covering his mouth. Behind the cherub on the right are two birds with their beaks touching. At the top and bottom of the enclosed image are banners with text that reads: "Muto, non ciecho scavoir vivre masquerade. May XVII MDCCLXXV".

Identification and Creation

Object Number
Francesco Bartolozzi, Italian (Florence, Italy 1727 - 1815 Lisbon, Portugal)
After Giovanni Battista Cipriani, Italian (Florence, Italy 1727 - 1785 London, England)
Muto, non Ciecho Sçavoir = Vivre Masquerade
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Etching and engraving
Etching and engraving
image: 13.8 × 10.4 cm (5 7/16 × 4 1/8 in.)
sheet: 14.4 × 10.7 cm (5 11/16 × 4 3/16 in.)
mount: 21.7 × 20.3 cm (8 9/16 × 8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: mount, upper center, graphite: 111
  • inscription: mount, lower right, graphite: No = 159.
  • inscription: mount, lower right, black ink: 108
  • inscription: bottom, right, in plate: F. Bartolozzi sculp.
  • inscription: bottom, left, in plate: G. B. Cipriani inv.
  • inscription: bottom, in plate: SÇAVOIR = VIVRE / MASQVERADE / MAY. XVIII. MDCCLXXV
  • inscription: top, in plate: MVTO, NON CIECHO


Recorded Ownership History
The Princes of Liechenstein. [Kunsthandlung Helmut H. Rumbler, Frankfurt], sold; to Harvard Art Museums, 2022

State, Edition, Standard Reference Number

Standard Reference Number
Tuer 2195; De Vesme-Calabi 1958

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Acquisition Fund for Prints
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Exhibition History

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