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A Nest of Cupids

Luigi Schiavonetti (Italian, 1765–1810), After J. Aspinall (English, active 1790–1803), Published by Anthony Molteno (active 1783–1830)

Catalogue Raisonné

Not in de/Vesme/Calabi; not in Le Blanc under Schiavonetti.


Sheet: 34.2 x 43.8 cm (13 7/16 x 17 1/4 in.) Platemark: 27.4 x 35.2 cm (10 13/16 x 13 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and stipple engraving, printed in colors

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



This print has an engraved inscription in the lower right corner, “Engraved by F. Bartolozzi. R.A.”. The British Museum has two impressions of this print, both of which are inscribed “Engraved by L. Schiavonetti”, and which were published by Gaetano Bartolozzi in 1803. The print is not listed in the de Vesme/Calabi catalogue raisonné of Bartolozzi’s prints.


Engraved in the plate, lower right, "Engraved by F. Bartolozzi. R.A."


Verso, lower left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)


Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund