Cupid and Psyche

Jacopo Francia (Italian, before 1486–1557)

ca. 1517–18
Engraving and drypoint
7 3/8 x 10 13/16 in. (18.8 x 27.5 cm)
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 2001
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Various graphite inscriptions on verso, including "STA 00429;" "852;" "92-I;" and "J Francia, Amor & Psyche."

    Marking: Small round collector's stamp in blue ink, verso,bottom right corner, identified by Swann as that of John Cantucuzene (not in Lugt)

  • Provenance

    Vendor: Swann Galleries, New York

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Hind V.233.10; Le Blanc III.272.11; Passavant V.224.13

  • References

    Konrad Oberhuber, Jay A. Levenson, Jacquelyn L. Sheehan Early Italian Engravings from the National Gallery of Art [Published in conjunction with the Prints of the Italian Renaissance, an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Art, June 24-Oct. 7, 1973]. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 1973, p. 493.

    Richard Harprath "'Amor und Psyche' sowie eine Antiken-Nachzeichnung von Raffael in Turin." in Intuition und Darstellung: Erich Hubala zum 24. März 1985. Nymphenburger, 1985, fig. no. 3, pp. 71-75, ill.

    Graphischen Sammlung der ETH Zurich, Michael Matile Fruhe Italienische Druckgraphik 1460-1530: Bestandeskatalog der Graphischen Sammlung der ETH Zurich [Accompanied exhibition November 18 - December 23, 1998 and January 4-29, 1999). Basel, 1998, cat. no. 107, fig. no. 107, p. 167, ill.

    Bibliothèque Nationale, Gisèle Lambert Les premières gravures Italiennes, quattrocento-début du cinquecento: Inventaire de la collection du département des Estampes et de la Photographie. Paris, 1999, p. 403.

    Swann Galleries, New York Old Master through Contemporary Prints. Sale cat. New York, May 1, 2001, cat. no. 69, fig. no. 69, ill.

  • See also
    In the Museum