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After Master of the Die (active 1530 -1560), printmaker
FrancescoVillamena (c. 1564 - 1624), printmaker
After Michiel Coxcie (1499 - 1592), designer
Antonio Salamanca (1478 - 1562), publisher

Object name:print

Venus and Cupid pleading their cause in the presence of Jupiter and other gods

Series title: The Fable of Psyche

engraving, 1531 - 1532

Published in 

198 x 225 mm Sheet

Reference:
Bartsch XV.223.68 (ii)

Inscriptions:
Ecco Giove […] Perche Vener si placa, et rasserena. (bottom left) Ant. Sal. exc. (bottom left of image)

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

Bequeathed by Francis Douce, 1834.; WA1863.5282

Comment:
Plate thirty in a series depicting the Fable of Psyche from Apuleius's 'Golden Ass'; according to Bartsch, this is second stateretouched by Francesco Villamena. 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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