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Juno Wearing the Girdle of Venus

1767
Domenico Cunego (Italian, 1727–1803), After Gavin Hamilton (Scottish, 1723–1798)


Catalogue Raisonné

Le Blanc 27

Dimensions

Sheet: 36.9 x 26.8 cm (14 1/2 x 10 9/16 in.)(trimmed a few millimeters within the platemark at the sides and bottom, and apparently at the top)

Accession Number

P14074

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Engraved in the plate, bottom margin, "Ga. Hamilton pinxit Dom. Cunego sculp. Romae 1767 / JUNO / Cincta Veneris Zonâ Jovem deludere parat - Girt with the Zone of Venus prepares to deceive Jupit [remainder of inscription is cut off]"

Markings

Verso, bottom left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower left, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund