Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676)
Object Place: France
53.2 x 25.3 cm (20 15/16 x 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Unmounted paper fan leaf. Black engraved with three cartouches: “Birth of Adonis” with Daphne as tree giving birth, surrounded by four winged figures and Venus, center: Venus, Adonis, and Cupid left: Venus, sleeping Adonis, Cupid, chariot in clouds and wild animals right: stylized frames: surrounded by blindfolded cupids across top on swags holding floral emblems: decorative borders. Inscribed “A. Bosse avec privilege 163VIII.” Condition: left corner missing.