Requires Photography

Venus and Cupid

1528
Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, about 1494–1533)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 138; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. X) 138 (II of II); Filedt Kok (New Hollstein) 138 (IIa)

Dimensions

Image: 15.7 x 11.2 cm (6 3/16 x 4 7/16 in.) Platemark: 16.4 x 11.5 cm (6 7/16 x 4 1/2 in.) Sheet: 16 x 11.3 cm (6 5/16 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

P8812

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in scroll upper left: VENVS LA TRESBELLE DEESSE/ DAMOVRS

Signed

Signed and dated in plate, upper left: 1528/L

Markings

No watermark; verso, collector's stamp in red ink: H.F.S. [Henry Foster Sewall, Lugt 1309]; MFA Parker stamp [Lugt 1868] in purple ink with accession number in black ink: 8812; in graphite: 138

Provenance

Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November, 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund