Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Plate 1: The Toilette of Venus; Venus reclining at center, gazing into a mirror held by Cupid, attendants fix her hair while a putto ties her sandal, above her chariot appears on a cloud; from the series 'The Loves of Venus and Adonis'

Artist:
Etienne Baudet (French, Crafrier near Blois 1638–1711 Paris)
Artist:
After Francesco Albani (Italian, Bologna 1578–1660 Bologna)
Date:
1672
Medium:
Engraving and etching [possibly a later printing]
Dimensions:
Sheet: 23 11/16 × 27 11/16 in. (60.2 × 70.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Giorgio Sangiorgi, 1958
Accession Number:
58.555.2
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered in plate at lower left: Franciscus Albanus inv. et pinxit.; lower right: Stef. Baudet Gall. Sculp. Roma 1672.; along bottom: Littore gemmifero, terrà letatur odorà ... Respirant fessi, per nubila Cypride uectà.; below: Cum priv Summi Pont. et Regis Christianiss; numbered lower right: 1
Mr. Giorgi Sangiorgi; Donor: Mr. Giorgi Sangiorgi
Le Blanc I 197.30-33

Charles Le Blanc Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes: contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations. 4 vols., Paris, 1854-1888, cat. no. 30-3, p. 197.



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