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Venus pricked by the thorns on a rose bush, in the background Mars chasing Adonis, in the foreground winged cupid resting

Artist:
After Giorgio Ghisi (Italian, Mantua ca. 1520–1582 Mantua)
Artist:
After Luca Penni (Italian, Florence 1500/1504–1557 Paris)
Date:
1556
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
sheet: 11 15/16 x 8 3/8 in. (30.4 x 21.2 cm) within platemark
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.1003.2
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered along bottom two distichs: ' Mortiferis spinis toto ... / dum puerum manibus', on tablet bottom centre: 'L / Penis / .R. / .IN'; beneath cupid's foot on a tablet, Ghisi's monogram 'G.MAF.' and date 1556.
Boorsch, Lewis and Lewis, no.22.ii; Bellini 1979, p.150; Bellini 1998 no.28.ii; B.XV.400.40
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803.

Paolo Bellini "Incisioni di Giorgio Ghisi" Rassegna di studi e di notizie. 7, 1979.

Suzanne Boorsch, R. E. Lewis Inc., Michal Lewis The Engravings of Giorgio Ghisi. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1985.

Paolo Bellini L'opera incisa di Giorgio Ghisi. Bassano del Grappa, 1998.



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