Venus and Cupids

early 16th century
Ugo da Carpi (Italian, active about 1502–1532), After Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian, 1483–1520), Or after Perino del Vaga (Italian, 1501–1547)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.107.3, only state


Sheet (left half of the image only): 27.2 x 22.9 cm (10 11/16 x 9 in.)(trimmed around the left side on or slightly within the image)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from four blocks, in tan, brown, and two blocks of black

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso of backing sheet, bottom, stamped in blue-violet ink, the mark of the Kunsthalle, Hamburg (Lugt 1328); verso of backing sheet, bottom, in blue-green ink, the duplicate stamp of the Kunsthalle, Hamburg (Lugt 686); verso of backing sheet, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (not in Lugt)


Kunsthalle, Hamburg (Lugt 1328, 686); W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen