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Two Cupids

About 1515–20
Possibly by Agostino Veneziano (Italian, about 1490–after 1536), Possibly by Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century (Italian), After Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian, 1483–1520)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XIV.215.280; Passavant 46 (see note)

Dimensions

Sheet: 12.6 x 8.2 cm (4 15/16 x 3 1/4 in.)(trimmed on the platemark)

Accession Number

P1252

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA accession number P19572 is another impression of the print from the British Museum used to illustrate Bartsch 280 in The Illustrated Bartsch. This print is an almost identical image, but with several characteristics that distinguish it from P19572, particularly the left foot of the right Cupid and the tuft of grass on the horizon to the right of the two large tree trunks. Either this print is a deceptive copy of P19572, or possibly it is the other way around.

Markings

Verso, lower left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower center, 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