The Birth of Venus

Vénus sortie de la mer

1506
Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, 1480–1527/34)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 312

Dimensions

Sheet: 21 x 14.7 cm (8 1/4 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.2239

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Recto, lower center, stamped in black ink -- mark of Edme Durand (Lugt 741)
Recto, lower left corner, stamped in black ink -- fragment of mark of Friedrich August II (Lugt 971)

Provenance

Edme Durand (died 1835, Paris, Lugt 741); probably included in his sale, Paris, Bénard, March 19-31, 1821 [not verified]; Friedrich August II (1797-1854, Dresden, Lugt 971); probably included in his sale, Leipzig, Boerner, May 7-9, 1928 [not verified];William Goodwin Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; by inheritance to his niece, Lydia Evans Tunnard (Mrs. Christopher Tunnard, b. 1913 - d. 1980), New Haven, CT; 1964, year-end gift of Mrs. Christopher Tunnard to the MFA. (Accession date: January 13, 1965)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lydia Evans Tunnard in memory of W. G. Russell Allen