The Rape of Proserpine

about 1600
Giuseppe Scolari (Italian, last half of the 16th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Passavant 67

Dimensions

Sheet: 44.7 x 35.1 cm (17 5/8 x 13 13/16 in.)(trimmed to the borderline)

Accession Number

66.837

Medium or Technique

Woodcut

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Earlier of at least two states. Before insertion of a large plug at the right involving considerable redesigning of the horses and before new lights were scooped out on the cliff at the left.


In this impression, the head of the top horse faces down at about a forty-five degree angle, and the head of the bottom horse faces straight down.

Markings

Verso, upper center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

R.E. Lewis, Inc., San Francisco; from whom purchased October 11, 1966

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis