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Vulcan Forging the Darts of Cupid

Artist:
Francesco Primaticcio (Italian, Bologna 1504/5–1570 Paris)
Date:
1552–56
Medium:
Red chalk, highlighted with white gouache, on brownish paper
Dimensions:
13-7/16 x 17-3/16 in. (34.1 x 43.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Hewitt Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
19.76.7
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink at lower margin of old mount, Primaticcio.

Marking: Stamp of Lankrink collection (Lugt 2090) at lower right
Prosper Henry Lankrink (Flemish, Antwerp 1628–1692 London); possibly acquired by Thomas Herbert, eighth earl of Pembroke (British, 1656–1733, Wilton House, Wiltshire); Henry Herbert, tenth earl of Pembroke (British, 1734–1794, Wilton House, Wiltshire)(reorganized after 1772-73 in Pembroke Volume IV, XU. 4); by descent to Reginald Herbert, fifteenth earl of Pembroke (British, 1880–1960, Wilton House, Wiltshire); Pembroke Sale, Sotheby's, London, July 5–6, 9–10, 1917, part of no. 500
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Sandford Arthur Strong Reproductions in Facsimile of Drawings by the Old Masters in the Collection of the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery at Wilton House. London, 1900, part 5, no. 52 (as Primaticcio).

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