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Vase with Cherubs and a Helmet

Artist and publisher:
Originally by René Boyvin (French, Angers ca. 1525–ca. 1625 Angers (?))
Designer:
Polidoro da Caravaggio (Italian, Caravaggio ca. 1499–ca. 1543 Messina)
Publisher:
Frederick de Wit (Dutch, 1629/30–1706)
Publisher:
Previously published by Claes Jansz. Visscher (Dutch, Amsterdam 1586–1652 Amsterdam)
Date:
ca. 1670–90
Medium:
Engravings: third state
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 3/8 x 4 5/16 in. (18.8 x 11 cm) [trimmed]
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.510.782
Not on view
Depiction of a vase or ewer. The vase is characterized by a high foot and a closed-off handle, shaped like a snake. The body of the vase is decorated with a frieze of cherubs. Below it is a wide frieze, decorated with a garland to which a helmet is attached. The print is part of a series of 12 vases said to be designed by Rosso Fiorentino and Polidoro da Caravaggio and initially engraved and published by René Boyvin. The current series was first published by Claes Jansz. Visscher in the early seventeenth century and subsequently also by Frederik de Wit.
Inscription: '12'

Marking: Watermark: Fool's head with a pointed collar combined with a 4 on top of 3 circles
SKB 1939, 1018 (Visscher); Jessen 736; Collijn 125 III; R-D VIII. 69, 135-146 (Boyvin); Levron 255-266 (Boyvin)
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