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Venus, the mother of Cupid, caresses her son (Vénus, la mère de l'Amour, caresse son fils), from Peintures de la Ville Altoviti à Rome, inventées par Michelange, Peintes par Giorgio Vasari et Gravées par Thomas Piroli. faisant partie de la Calcographie Piranesi (1807) (Paintings from the Villa Altoviti in Rome, designed by Michelangelo, painted by Giorgio Vasari, and engraved by Thomas Piroli, made part of the Calcography of Piranesi), plate 8

Tommaso Piroli
(Italian, Rome 1752–1824 Rome)

Artist: After Giorgio Vasari (Italian, Arezzo 1511–1574 Florence)
Artist: After Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, Caprese 1475–1564 Rome)
Publisher: Pietro Piranesi (Italian, born 1758/9)
Publisher: Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris)
Date: 1807
Medium: Engraving
Dimensions: Sheet: 21 7/16 x 15 3/8 in. (54.5 x 39 cm) Plate: 8 3/4 x 7 3/16 in. (22.2 x 18.2 cm) printed horizontally
Classification: Prints
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, transferred from the Library
Accession Number: 41.71.1.23(68)

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