Venus Surrounded by Putti

Arthur Pond British
After Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) Italian

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Pond made a number of prints for a large project entitled "Prints in Imitation of Drawings" which publicised private collections of Old Master drawings. Employing a variety of subtle techniques he carefully replicated a range of media and support. Here using a combination of intaglio and relief techniques he reproduced a pen-and-ink drawing, with white heightening, on blue paper by the seventeenth-century Italian artist Parmigianino who was widely admired in eighteenth-century Britain. The lettering on the print indicates that Pond reproduced a drawing then in the collection of Sir Anthony Wescombe.

Venus Surrounded by Putti, Arthur Pond (British, London 1701–1758 London), Etching, aquatint, and colored woodcut

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