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Venus and Cupid

About 1555–65
Possibly by Angiolo Falconetto (Italian, about 1507–1567)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Bartsch

Dimensions

Sheet: 13.8 x 10.5 cm (5 7/16 x 4 1/8 in.)(trimmed on or within the platemark at the top and left; thread margins at the right and bottom)

Accession Number

P18579

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

For a discussion of Angiolo Falconetto see David Acton’s entry on this artist in Sue Welsh Reed and Richard W. Wallace, Italian Etchers of the Renaissance & Baroque (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1989), pp. 45-6.

Markings

Verso, left center, in pen and black ink, the mark of William Sharp, Manchester (mid-19th cent.)(Lugt 2650); verso, lower right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

William Sharp, Manchester (mid-19th cent.)(Lugt 2650); Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(cf. Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund