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Venus and Cupid Reclining on a Bed

about 1740-1760
Possibly by Joseph (Giuseppe) Wagner (German, worked in Venice, 1706-1780)


Catalogue Raisonné

possibly Le Blanc 68

Dimensions

Sheet: 29.4 x 31.3 cm (11 9/16 x 12 5/16 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number

M1630

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Engraved in the plate, lower margin, "Casta placent; Lusus desidiose Vale."

Markings

Verso of backing sheet, upper center, stamped in blue ink, the mark of the MFA Wales Collection (Lugt 2544); verso of backing sheet, upper center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)

Provenance

George Washington Wales, Boston (1815-1896); his gift to the MFA April 15, 1882

Credit Line

Gift of George Washington Wales