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After Master of the Die (active 1530 -1560), printmaker
After Michiel Coxcie (1499 - 1592), designer

Object name:print

The gods celebrating the wedding of Psyche and Cupid

Series title: The Fable of Psyche

engraving, 1531 - 1532

Published in 

196 x 221 mm Sheet

Reference:
Bartsch XV.223.69 (copy in reverse)

Inscriptions:
Fansi le nozze splendide, et reali […] Fioretti intorno di soave odore (along bottom margin of image)

Provenance:
Francis Douce (L. 689) (on verso)
Bodleian Library

Bequeathed by Francis Douce, 1834.; WA1863.5288

Comment:
A copy after plate thirty-one in a series depicting the Fable of Psyche from Apuleius's 'Golden Ass'. For a discussion of the series, see Massari, S., Prosperi Valenti Rondiṇ, S., Tra mito e allegoria. Immagini a stampa nel '500 e '600, Rome 1989, pp. 80-85.

Bartsch: Adam Von Bartsch, Le Peintre Graveur, 21 vols (Vienna: J. von Degen, 1803-1821)
L.: Frits Lugt, Les marques de collection de dessins and d'estampes [...], 2 vols (Amesterdam, Vereenigde Drukkerijen, 1921-1956)

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