The Birth of Venus

Venus Emerging from the Sea

1625–50
By collaborator Pieter Soutman (Netherlandish, 1580–1657), After Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein XXVII.12 first state of three Dutuit Vol. 6, p. 148, 43 I/; Wurz. 18 N. 22 V.S. p. 124, 39

Dimensions

Sheet: 40 x 48.5 cm (15 3/4 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1981.309

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Recto, lower left, stamped in black ink -- mark of Edward Astley (Lugt 2774)

Provenance

Probably Arthur Pond (1701-1758, London, cf. Lugt 2038); Edward Astley (1729-1802, Norfolk, England, Lugt 2774); probably included in his sale, London, Langford, March 27-April 14, 1760; Jeffrey Wortman (about 1945-2003, New York); from whom purchased by MFA, September 16, 1981.

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard